Tactics at the Euro-Senior TCh
How are you today? Below I present some 12 examples of tactical ingenuity from the recent European Senior Team Championships (+50,+65) held in Croatia between the 17th and 27th of this month.
Try your best, some are relatively easy, others are difficult. You can download the PGN of these examples at the end. Good luck!
Black is clearly suffering and would welcome a quick execution. Don’t disappoint him! White to play and crush!
White just needs one more move to consolidate his development, but Black is not obliging. How should Black proceed?
White has not castled and instead has started a strong attack on the Kingside. White to play and crush!
Black is a bit worse and plans, after the Knight retreat Nf3, to play Qg7 and dig in for a tough fight. How should White proceed?
White has just played his Knight to f3 attacking the Black Queen. This proves to be an error because now Black’s pieces come alive. How should Black proceed to punish White?
Black is clearly on top, but the art is to find the quickest and most elegant path to victory. Black to play and CRUSH!
White might be a pawn up but he is not happy! His King position is holding together by a thread. Black to play and CRUSH!
White had just captured a pawn on a4 thinking that Black had overlooked it. How does Black turn the tables on White?
Black had just captured a pawn on h5, over optimistically. How can White teach Black the error of his ways?
Black had quickly played g6(?) on his last move, trying to force White to retreat. There is a surprise waiting for him! How does White get a winning advantage by force?
Black just spoiled a fully playable game with the rash Bd6 on his last move. How can White now get the advantage?
Both sides have ignored the opponent’s play, but it is now White’s move. How can he win?
Download the PGN here.