SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
México, 1978. Black is tied up in knots and pins….but seems to have everything covered. His last move, 20…Rb5, intends to force some exchanges and reduce the pressure.
The principal problem with Black in the position above is not his own weaknesses, but instead it is the very active placement of the White pieces. This gives rise to a motif that is not just surprising, but very pretty. See if you can discover it!
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!————————————————–gm KULJASEVIC
From the European Individual Championships in Poland this past week. Black was much better several moves ago, but underestimated White’s counter play….
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
Black’s last move was 34…Qe2, looking for some cheap shots. Did little good, as Black completely overlooked White’s threat!
WHITE TO PLAY AND FORCE MATE!
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