Today’s winning 5-second tactics
Today’s examples are taking from the games of late American star Emory Tate, who died suddenly over the weekend, at age 56, during a tournament game in California. Emory, a talented I.M., was born in December 1958 and became a terror in the popular Open tournaments in America. According to his wiki entry, Emory has more than 80 grandmaster scalps to his credit! He also won the US Armed Forces Championship not less than 5 times. My condolences to his family.
Curacao (Netherlands) 2006.7.26 Position after 33 moves. Tate has been putting tremendous pressure on the grandmaster, boxing his King into an awkward defensive position. There are probably a number of ways for White to convert his advantage, but White decides upon the most artistic solution. Attacking games like this made Tate’s reputation as one of the Swiss circuit’s most feared player.
WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!
Philadelphia 1995 Position after Black’s 27th move (27…c5), threatening–amongst other things–to snare White’s Queen with 28…Be4!
WHITE TO PLAY AND MATE IN 3 MOVES!
A recent photo of Emory (September 2015) during a tournament in Santa Clara.