Tuesday’s 5-second tactics!
From the final round of the Ortisei open in Italy. Ofcourse, Black is a piece up and must win, that there is no doubt of! However, the point of this exercise is elegance: Black should impose with artistry!
BLACK TO PLAY AND MATE IN 3 MOVES!
Ortisei open, once more! The last round. White has castled long and placed his Rooks in the classical attacking posture. While Black is solid in the centre, his lack of counterplay will be his undoing…in chess counterplay is the name of the game!
WHITE TO PLAY AND CRASH THRU!
Boscolo, Ampelio–Olivetti, David: Black mates by force with the pretty 28… Re2+! 29.Kxe2 Qc2+ 30.Kf3 Qe4++
Hambleton, Aman–Cocchi, Andrea: 21.Nh4!! There is nothing to be done about the coming Ng6+! 21… c5 22.Ng6+ Kg7 23.Nf5+ Kf7 24.Qxd5 Bxd5 25.Ngxe7 c4 26.Nxd5 cxb3 27.Nxb6 bxa2 28.Rg7+ Ke6 29.Nd4+Kd6 30.Rd7+ Kc5 31.Na4+ Kb4 32.Kd2 1-0