Today’s 5-second tactics
From the London Classic Open taking place this week. Position after 30 moves. Black’s last move was 30…b6, attacking the Knight on c5. There is no doubt that White has a big positional advantage. White can quietly retreat his Knight (maintaining advantage) or look for something better.
WHAT IS WHITE’S BEST CONTINUATION?
Sutovsky, Emil–Zumsande, Martin: 31.Nxh5!! bxc5 ( 31…Kxh5 32.Rh3+ Kg6 33.Qh4 with a mating attack ) 32.Qh4! Threatening mate in two. Black’s reply is best. 32…f6 33.Rxc5 Qa6 34.Nxf6! Kf7 35.Qh7+ Ke6 36.Nxe8 Qxa4 37.Nxc7+ Rxc7 38.Qh6+ Kf7 39.e6+ 1-0