Today's 5-second tactics
wgm Shadrina, Tatiana
From the European Club Championship taking place right now. Position after White’s 21st move (21.Qc1). This one is easy, just to warm up! Ofcourse, White is busted, his kingside shattered and in ruins. There are a number of mundane ways to bring in the point, but I want you to win artistically!
BLACK TO PLAY AND MATE IN 3 MOVES!
gm Zhukova, Natalia
wf Novkovic, Julia
European Club Championship. Position after White’s 16.Ba3. The White position was difficult in any case, but this last lemon seals White’s fate. The buildup of Black’s minor pieces on the kingside is about to bear fruit.
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
wgm Lagno, Kateryna
European Club Championship. Position after White’s 12th move. White lacks coordination and his Knights need to become untangled. This one is all about geometry (!), but you still need to be a good calculator…
BLACK TO PLAY AND GET A BIG EDGE!
Plivcevic, Ivana–Shadrina, Tatiana: 21… Qh2+ 22.Kxh2 Ng4+ 0-1
Novkovic, Julia–Zhukova, Natalia: 16…Bxa3 17.Rxa3 ( 17.Bxg6 Bxf3) …Nxg2! Ofcourse! The coming Nf4 is nasty. 18.Bb5 Qd6 19.Qb3 Nxe1 20.Nxe1 Nf4 21.f3 Bf5 22.Ra2 Qg6+ 0-1
Nesic, Dragana–Lagno, Kateryna: 12…Bxh3! 13.Bxf4 (13.Bxc6 Nxg2! 14.Bxb7 Nxe1) 13…exf4 14.gxh3 (14.Bxc6 Qg5 15.Qf3 Bg4!) … Qg5+ 15.Kh2 Qxb5