Tactics and games from recent events
Games and Tactics
A blast from the past! FIDE World Champions 1948-1993. The happy tradition of the crowning of a new champion! Shown above are Botvinnik (1948), Smyslov (1957), Tal (1960), Petrosian (1963), Spassky (1969), Fischer (1972), Karpov (1975) and Kasparov (1985).
Below are some interesting games, excerpts of games and tactics from recent tournaments. PGN can be downloaded below. Enjoy!
fm Alfred,N – gm Tu, H Vietnam 11.3.2018
Let’s start with a relatively simple tactic! In the heat of his Queenside attack White must have just overlooked that his opponent can force mate!
im Nyuyen – im Saduakassova Vietnam 10.3.2018
Here we have one that is a little more difficult! Opposite side castling and Black having given up 2 pawns in the fight for the initiative. Black to play and win!
gm Nguyen – wfm Jishitha Vietnam 11.3.2018
White has a significant advantage on the Queenside, but it will not last forever so he must act decisively now. White to play and win!
Sammed,J – Pham Thi Vietnam 11.3.2018
Black’s Kingside is wide open and so this naturally invites a forceful response from the White side. Ask yourself ‘What would Tal do?’ White to play and win!
gm Mareco,S – im Akshat,K Vietnam 12.3.2018
An asymmetric fight ,so typical of the King’s Indian. White has posted all of his pieces actively and controls the only important file. But how to make progress? White to play and break thru!
gm Mikhalevski – gm Fier St.Louis 14.3.2018
A fascinating struggle that gave the Israeli grandmaster first place in the b-section of St.Louis yesterday. Congrats to both players for a wonderful fight! Here White’s passed pawn and two Bishops are lethal. How does White convert the point?