Today’s winning 5-second tactics
17th Sants Open Barcelona 2015.8.26 gm Nijboer,F–gm Abergel,T. Position after 21 moves of a Sicilian Defence. It is always a worry for the defence when two of Black’s most important pieces (Queen Rook and Queen) are having an illicit romance in the corner…
WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!
17th Sants Open Barcelona 2015.8.26 Nijboer,F–Abergel,T: 22.Rxf7! Kxf7 (Refusing the gift does not improve life expectancy: 22…Nf4 23.Qc4 Kh8 24.Nxb7! Bxb7 25.Rxg7! Kxg7 26.Rd7+ etc) 23.Qc4+ Kf6 (23…Kf8 24.Rd7) 24.Nd7+ Bxd7 25.Rxd7 Nf4 (25…Re6 26.Nd5+ Kg5 27.Be3+) 26.Qf7+Kg5 27.Qxg7 Qc8 28.Be3 (28.h4+ is even faster) 28… Qc4 29.Bxf4+ Kg4 30.h3+ Kxf4 31.Qf6+ Kg3 32.Qf3+ 1-0
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