Today’s winning 5-second tactics
gm Bischoff, Klaus
New Zealand Open Devonport, Auckland 2015.1.3 Position after White’s 18th move (18.Qb3). White stands somewhat better and Black must decide how to defend on the Queenside. One idea is to move 18…Re8 and 19…Bf8, shoring up b4. Another idea is to let White eventually win a pawn on b4 and then activate his Bishops (with …f5 and …e4.) and his Rooks on the a-file.
INSTEAD, Black choose to try to activate his Bishops first…
WHAT IS WHITE’S STRONGEST LINE?
TO TAKE OR NOT TO TAKE?
fm Pons Carreras,David (2328)
Lisbon Open 2014.12.28 Position after White’s 10th move (10.0-0) apparently leaving is d4-pawn in the air. Should Black take it?
YOU DECIDE! YES OR NO?