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Today’s winning 5-second tactics
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Bunratty Chess Festival is taking place right now and is producing some exciting chess. Below is a small selection of positions from this event. Good Luck!
im D’Costa,L (2430)
Position after White’s 22nd move (22.Nh3). Black was already a bit better because of his control of the b-file, but White’s last move allows a tactical shot that increases and transforms his advantage into a material advantage. Do you see it?
BLACK TO PLAY AND GET A BIG EDGE!
im Trent,L (2470)
Position before Black’s 18th move. At first sight White seems very solid. However, small–often microscope–advantages can add up (Bishop pair, better development)
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN MATERIAL!
Bunratty Classic 2015.2.19 D’Costa,L–Maze,S: 22…Bxh3! 23.Bxh3 Nf3+! 24.Rxf3 Rb2 snaring the Queen for Rook and minor piece. Black has a clear advantage and every chance to win.
Bunratty Classic 2015.2.18 Williams,Si–Trent,L: 18…Bxc3! 19.bxc3 Nxc3 And White can not keep his piece. After 20.Bf3 Bxc4 21.Rfc1 Rd3 22.Ra3 Rxf3 23.Raxc3 Rxc3 24.Rxc3 Be6 25.Rxc5 Rc8 Black has little problema winning
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