Today’s Winning 5-second Tactics!
Following up on Part I of the games of Gennady Kuzmin, here I present a small sample of his tactical genius. Nine examples, all from master level tournaments. PGN can be downloaded at the end, featuring the entire game plus analysis. GOOD LUCK!
A complex game where both sides have horrible pawn structures. But the King is the object! White to play and crush!
The Sicilian Defence can often go down in flames for apparently no good reason. Here is one such case. White to play and CRUSH!
Black threatens Kg7 and Rh8 with a winning game. Fortunately for White, it is his move. What did Black overlook?
The days before Sveshnikov ‘invented’ the Sveshnikov opening! This is one of those games that forced him to find it…White to play and CRUSH!
White has ‘forgotten’ to castle…a sad story repeated countless times each year. Black to play and PUNISH White!
Black’s last move was Rb4, attacking the Bishop. White to play and CRUSH!
Yet one more example where Black forgot to castle when he had the chance. Overconfidence, perhaps? What did Black overlook?
A splendid attacking game up to now by Kuzmin. Now the question is how to finish it off in grand style!
Black had just captured a pawn on g5, no doubt pleased with himself. White to play and crush!