Tuesday’s winning 5-sec tactics!
2018 Russian Higher League
Taking place between June 25 and July 6, this strong championship serves as qualification for the top 5 finishers to the Russian Superfinals later in the year. The chess is real fighting chess!
Below are six (6) examples of tactical mastery from this tournament for you to figure out.PGN will be downloaded at the end. Good luck!
gm Sugirov – gm Moskalenko,A Russia_HL 26.6.2018
In the game Black resigned, but I want you to find the forced win for White!
Sviridov,V – gm Motylev Russia_HL 28.6.2018
White is disorganized and his King unsafe. Black to play and CRUSH!
gm Antipov – gm Ovetchkin Russia_HL 29.6.2018
Black has sacrificed the exchange to take advantage of White having not castled. Now is the time to strike. How does Black crash thru?
gm Turov,M – fm Gaifullin Russia_HL 30.6.2018
White thinks that he is doing very well to open up the centre because Black has not yet castled. But he is overly hasty! Black to play and crush!
gm Kobalia – gm Paravyan Russia_HL 2.7.2018
White has already sacrificed a piece to open the Black King position, but it is not at all clear how he is going to defend his own King! How should White play?
gm Gordievsky – im Oganian Russia_HL 2.7.2018
Black seems safe enough, but beware any Rook on your 7th rank! White to play and CRUSH!
How did you do? Download the pgn HERE