Wednesday’s 5-second tactics!
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Good day! As the day progresses I will add more exercises for the student to solve. The solutions will be posted this evening. Good luck!
From Moscow 1945. Black had just played 12…c5, to deal with the threat of 13.b4, snaring the Knight. This is ”standard procedure” in such positions , especially in openings such as the Kings Indian. HOWEVER, in this prosition, there is more to the story…
From Moscow, 1952. A deceptive looking position; there is more to the position than at first appears… If now White proceeds naturally with 20.e5?! then 20…BxB 21.Pxd6?! Qb7 and Black has considerable counterplay against the White King. Black was hoping for this….
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
Alexander Markovich Konstantinopolsky (Russian: Александр Маркович Константинопольский; 19 February 1910, Zhytomir, Russian Empire, now Ukraine – 21 September 1990, Moscow, USSR) was a Soviet International Master (IM) of chess, chess coach and trainer, and a chess author. He was a five-time Kiev champion, and trained the world title challenger David Bronstein from a young age. He earned the IM title in 1950, won the first Soviet Correspondence Chess Championship in 1951, earned the IM title at correspondence in 1966, and was awarded an Honorary Grandmaster title in 1983.WIKI LINK