Today’s winning 5-second tactics
‘Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire’
Varnam, Liam (2123)
gm Vocaturo, Daniele
30th ECC Open Bilbao 2014.9.15 Position after 20 moves. White is fully mobilized and his pieces all bearing down on sensitive points in Black’s position. Ofcourse, White can just move in his Queen to c7 and cause Black pain and suffering, or he can look for better and put Black out of his misery…
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
Kalka, Arkadius Georg
30th ECC Open Bilbao 2014.9.16 Position after Black’s 30th move (30…Bb5) White has all of his pieces committed to a kingside attack and can not take the time to play 31.Rf2 because of 31…Qd1+ picking up the Knight. The move 31.R1-f3 defends the Rook and stops the …Qd1+xNh5 manoeuvre is quite reasonable and maintains a strong grip on the Kingside. HOWEVER, there is better. Much better!
WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!
Practice makes perfect