Today's 5-second tactics
Today at the World Júnior in Turkey the Canadian representative , im Richard Wang, managed to win his game, bringing him up to 50% with 7 rounds to go. Good luck, Richard! You can still place very highly…The following two positions are from today’s round. Good luck!
Carneiro, Vitor Rob (2263)
Sunilduth, Lyna Nara (2408)
Position after 20 moves. The game seems barely started and that nothing special is happening. However, be wary of Knights around your Kingside!
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
gm Wei, Yi
A sharp Rossolimo has given rise to this position after 21 moves of play. Black was expecting 22.BxB QxB 23.Pxb3 with only a slightly better game for White.
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
TRY THIS ONE!
The following is NOT from the World Júnior but is from the Spanish Tch that finished last weekend. One of the prettiest tactical finishes of the event! Good luck!
Position after White’s 38th move (38.Qf3). A sharp Sicilian where Black has been trying his best to survive and keep his head above water. Here White must have felt confident that he had the point in his pocket, as after 38…Rh2 39.Qxf6!! Qxf6 40.Rxf6 gxf6 41.Rg8 wins easily, and if instead 38…Rg5 39.R1xg5 Bxg5 40.Qf5! Qxf5 41.exf5 Bf6 42.b4 Rb8 43.b5 and White should win without too much trouble.
BUT the resourceful Negy is known for his brilliant tactical skills and here he demonstrated , once more, that it is never over until it is over!
BLACK TO PLAY AND SAVE HIMSELF!
Sunilduth, Lyna Nara–Carneiro, Vitor Rob: 21.Nh5+!! Classic sacrificial break thru! 21… gxh5 22.Nf5+ Kf8! 23.Qxf6 Ne6 ( no better is 23…Re6 24.Qg7+ Ke8 25.Qh8+ Kd7 26.Qxa8 Re8 27.Qa7 ) 24.Re3! This is too much for Black to handle 24…Red8 25.Qh8+ Bg8 26.Rg3 1-0 After 26…Qf7 27.Nh6
Gm Wei, Yi—im Dimitrov, Radoslav: 22.Ne5!! Crushing Black Resigned. After 22…fxe5 ( 22…Ng6 just loses the e-pawn with check: 23.Qxe6+ and 24.Qf7 ) 23.Qxe5! Bf6 24.Qxf6 Qc7 25.Be8 there is nothing else to do
Svetushkin, Dmitry–Negi, Parimarjan: 38…Rxf7!! 39.Bxf7 Qa5 40.c3 ( 40.Rxh6+ Rxh6 is also nothing; note 40…KxR loses to 41.Qxh5! ) Qa1+ Black has a draw. 41.Kc2 Rh2+ 42.R6g2 Rxg2+ 43.Qxg2 b1=Q+! (43…QxR? 44.Qf5+!) 44.Rxb1 Qxc3+ 45.Kd1 Qd3+ 46.Kc1 Bg5+ 47.Kb2 Bf6+ 48.Kc1 Bg5+ 49.Kb2 1/2-1/2