Today’s winning 5-second tactics
im Shen, Victor C (2394)
gm Hernandez Carmenate, Holden
24th Chicago Open 2015.5.23 Position before Black’s 28th move. Ofcourse, the Cuban grandmaster saw the …Nf3+, but was confident that Black did not have more than a perpetual check.
BLACK TO PLAY AND CRUSH!
Krishnan, Varun (2270)
gm Holt, Conrad
24th Chicago Open 2015.5.21 Position after 26 moves of play. Also, like the previous example, an easy one IF you see the winning idea (otherwise…)
WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!
gm Danielsen, Henrik
gm Stefansson, Hannes
ch-ISL Reykjavik 2015.5.24 Position after Black’s 15th move (15…Nf8?!), trying to get rid of the annoying Knight on g6. Black had calculated that neither 16.NxB+ QxN nor 16.PxP Nxg6 17.PxN Bxf6 was worrisome. But he overlooked a clever third possibility…
WHITE TO PLAY AND GET A BIG EDGE!