Today’s 5-second tactics
“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”
THE COUP DE GRACE
fm Kojima,S (2361)
FSGM October 2013 Budapest Position after 23 moves of play in a Grunfeld. The English grandmaster has played with great energy, sacrificing a piece right out of the opening against his lesser experienced Japanese rival. Now Black has his back against the wall and can barely move. All that rests now is the master stroke…are you up to it?
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
FSGM October 2013 Budapest Gordon,S–Kojima,S: 24.Rxg7! Qxg7 ( No better is 24…Kxg7 25.Rf7+ Kh8 26.Rxf8+! Rxf8 27.Bxe5+ Qg7 28.Qc3 etc ) 25.Rf7 Qh6 26.Rxf8+! Qxf8 27.Bxf8 Rxf8 28.Qc3 Re8 29.Qf3 1-0