Today’s 5-second tactics!
“Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since “the rest of your life” won’t last forever.”
gm Libiszewski, Fabien
Van Den Bersselaar, Jeroen
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
Olsen, Miriam F:
wim Abdumalik, Zhansaya
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
13-year old Zhansaya Abdumalik is Kazahkstan’s top female player! I played against her in the Gibraltar super-open and was lucky to win! At one pont she could have taken a three-fold repetition but declined! Earlier in January she defeated Karpov in a Blitz game! A name to remember: she has a great future in competitive chess!
Gibraltar Masters 2014.1.28 Van Den Bersselaar, Jeroen–Libiszewski, Fabien: 22…Nxg3! Drawing out the King 23.Kxg3 exf4+ 24.Kxf4?! Be5+!! Now it is a forced mate! 25.Kxe5 Qg7+ 26.Kd6 Rad8+ 27.Kxe6 Rde8+ 28.Kd6 Qe7# 0-1
Gibraltar Masters 2014.1.28 Abdumalik, Zhansaya–Olsen, Miriam F: 20.fxg6 hxg6 ( Changing nothing is 20…fxg6 21.Bc4+ Kh8 22.Rf7 h5 23.Rxe7! Nxe7 24.Bf7 etc ) 21.Rxf7!! Nf8 Taking the Rook gets mated also. 22.Rxf8+ (22.Bc4!) 22… Rxf8 23.Bc4+ Kg7?! It is hopeless in anycase 24.Qh6# 1-0