Today’s winning 5-second tactics
Lombardy on ‘analysis’ in chess
Continuing with examples of tactical ingenuity from the late great William Lombardy. PGN is downloadable at the end. Good Luck!
gm Spiridonov – gm Lombardy
It is not often that one delivers mate to a grandmaster, but it does happen! White to play and mate in 2 moves!
gm Lombardy – fm Shapiro,D
Ofcourse White is better, but the whole point is to win as elegantly and crisply as possible. White to play and win!
gm Lombardy – gm Polugaevski
Here all of Polugaevski’s pieces are badly placed. Not surprising that Lombardy pounces on him! White to play and crush!
im Peters,J – gm Lombardy
Lone Pine 1977
A rare example where Lombardy is the victim! White to play and crush!
gm Planinec – gm Lombardy
White is tied up and can hardly budge. Time for Lombardy to pounce on his opponent. Black to play and crush!
gm Lombardy – gm Popov,L
Siegen (ol) 1970
White has built up an impressive attack on the Kingside, and now only precision is necessary to win. White to play and crush!
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