Tuesday’s 5-second tactic!
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
POSITION AFTER WHITE’S 20th MOVE (20.Bxa6?)
From the recently completed tournament in Washington, won by Kamsky. Here White looks safe enough and his last move is attacking the Rook. BUT there is magic in the position…(!)
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
20…Nxf2!! A very unpleasant surprise for White. 21. Qe2 What else? 21. Qd2 Nxh3!; or 21. Bxf2 Rxf2! 22. Nf3 (equally hopeless is 22. Kxf2 Qh4 23. Kg1 Bxd4 24. Kh2 Qf4 25. Kh1 Qg3); finally, 21. Nxe6 Nxd1 22. Nxd8 Nxe3 23. Bxc8 Rxd8 24. Rac1 Bb2 25. Rc7 Bd4 etc] 21… Qh4 ( Curiously, 21…Bxd4! 22.Bxd4 Qg5 is even faster) White resigns After 22. Bxf2 Rxf2! it is all over 23. Qxf2 Bxd4 24. Re3 Qxf2 25. Kxf2 Rc2 [0:1]