Today’s 5-second tactics!
Hungary, 1971. Position before Black’s 16th move. Both players are playing fast and loose, forgoing castling. Sax strikes first…
16…Ng4+!? 17.PxN Qf6+
White must now play courageously and advance his King: 18.Kg3! Qe5+ 19.Kf3! Qf6+!. Curiously, Black does not have better than giving perpetual check. INSTEAD, Haszai plays ”safer”…hiding his King on the first rank.
BLACK TO PLAY AND MATE IN TWO!
Budapest 1972 Hungarian Ch Position after 22 moves. Ofcourse Black is busted, his King stuck in the centre and having not a shred of counterplay. Even so, White plays elegantly…
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
Hungary,1971 Hazai Laszlo–Sax Gyula: 18…Rd1+!! 0-1 It is forced mate!
Budapest 1972 Hungarian Ch Sax Gyula–Hradeczky Tamas : 23.Nxe5+! fxe5 24.Qg4+ 1-0