Tuesday’s Training Session!
Winning 5-second Tactics
How are you today? Here I present some 10 tactics from recent tournament praxis. Some are difficult, some are less so. All are from games between masters and grandmasters. Good luck!
Note: You will be able to download the PGN (with annotations) at the end.
Let the training begin!
No doubt White has a big positional plus and that he must eventually win. But is there a way to win quickly? What do you suggest?
Is there a way for White to win a decisive material advantage?
Black has just grabbed White’s h-pawn. White to play and crush!
Black has a serious initiative, his Queen aided by four (4) minor pieces. But most important is that White’s King position is weak. Need I say more? Black to play and crush!
Black , a strong IM, had just played Qa6, pinning the White Knight to the Queen. Looks strong, but is a serious mistake. White to play and win material!
Black’s last move was Ne7, a mistake. White to play and win material!
Black to play and crush!
Of course White has a won position, but the point is to win brilliantly! White to play and crush!
A tough struggle, but Black had just played a slight imprecision, and now White has an opportunity to get a big edge. Do you see it?
White has built up a strong active position. The next phase is to break thru. White to play and crush!