Today’s 5-second tactics!
“Never confuse movement with action.” ― Ernest Hemingway
im Von Herman, Ulf
gm Handke, Florian
The Bundesliga this past weekend! Position after Black’s 23rd move (23…Bd6?!) Black thinks that White had overlooked the Bishop skewer, but he is in for a big surprise.
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
gm Libiszewski, Fabien
im Renner, Christoph
Also this weekend’s Bundesliga. Position before Black’s 33rd move. Clearly Black must be much better, but not all roads lead to Rome. One such mistaken continuation would be the attractive looking 33…Bxe3?! as after 34.Rf1! it is Black that has to try to save himself!
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
Bundesliga Bochum 2014.3.16 Handke, Florian–Von Herman, Ulf: 24.Ra8+! Rb8 (24…K-moves 25.Nce5+ etc) 25.Nd6+!! 1-0 The point is that White wins a piece in every line: 25…QxN 26.PxN followed by exchanging on b8 and then taking the Bishop on d3; or 25…Kd7 26.PxN with a deadly discovered check in the air.
Bundesliga Bochum 2014.3.16 Renner, Christoph–Libiszewski, Fabien: 33…Bf4!! 34.exf4 Rxf4! (34…Rf7 is also good enough) 35.Kh3 g5! And there is no defence to the mating attack. The game ended after a couple of irrelevant moves: 36.Rxe4 dxe4 37.Qb3+ Kh8 0-1