Today’s selection is from this weekend’s German bundesliga. I also give a few complete games at the very end, all very quick attacking gems. The pgn of the tactics can be download here. As usual, some variations are added so as to guide the reader. Good luck!
Let’s get started!
imVan Foreest,L – Von Herman,U Bundesliga 2017White to play and win!
gmNikolic,P – Spitzl,V Bundesliga 2017White to play and crush!
imBeerdsen,T – Nothnagel,M Bundesliga 2017White to play and crush!
gmSaric,I – gmSmeets,J Bundesliga 2017White to play and win!
gmAgopov,M – imGalyas,M Bundesliga 2017White to play and win!
imVogel,R – Gerigk,R Bundesliga 2017White to play and win!
Spitzl,V – imDinstuhl,V Bundesliga 2017Black to play and win!
gmDuda,JK – gmWojtaszek,R Bundesliga 2017White to play and win!
gmSmeets,J – imBaskin,R Bundesliga 2017White to play and win!
gm Womacka, M – im Schenk, ABundesliga 2017
An interesting but risky opening by Black. His 18th move was already known to be bad (and played!) some 40 years ago! Moral of the story: live by the sword, die by the sword!
gm Wagner, D – gm Nikolic, PBundesliga 2017
It is surprising that such an experienced grandmaster as Nikolic would castle when he had already weakened his position with h6. That was all that his opponent needed, and the rest of the game is a massacre. The end is quite pleasing for the spectators….
im Dragnev, V – gm Cornette, MBundesliga 2017
Another crushing game! White grabs a hot pawn in the opening and soon finds that he has to defend, not even having time to castle. The end is gory! (Not for sensitive eyes)