Tuesday’s winning 5-sec tactics
Tuesday’s Winning Tactics!
Hello, Tuesday! Today I present,for those amongst my readers who want to sharpen up on their tactics, some nine (9) examples from master and grandmaster praxis in recent tournaments. PGN is available for download at the end of the article. Good luck!
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wgm Huang,Qi – im Guo,Qi China_wch 20.4.2018
Apparently we have a completely balanced position. But remember never to be fooled by your first impressions! White to play and win the game!
gm Akobian,V – gm Liang,A US_ch 19.4.2018
Black has let his guard down for just one move, thinking that everything was protected, and overlooked a beginner’s tactic! White to play and win!
wgm Sharevich,A – gm Krush,I US_wch 20.4.2018
Ofcourse White is much better, but the game still has to be won! And even better if you can do it artfully. White to play and crush!
wgm Abrahamyan–wgm Goletiani US_wch 21.4.2018
Black had just played Rg8, no doubt hoping that White had overlooked this move. White to play and crush!
gm Wang,Hao – im Tabatabaei,M Sharjah 14.4.2018
A super sharp fight! Both sides are wide open and exposed. But it is now White’s move…White to play and crush!
gm Gunina,V – gm Muzychuk,M Euro_wch 14.4.2018
Ofcourse White must win, if only because she is two pawns up. But remember the ART of winning. White to play and crush!
gm Bai,Jinshi – gm Xu,Jun China_ch 23.4.2018
White is clearly better, and in the game played Qf6 and won some 15 moves later. But there is a much faster win. Do you see it? White to play and crush!
wim Shuvalova – gm Muzychuk,M Euro_wch 19.4.2018
The last round of the recent European Individual Women’s Championship. Muzychuk has taken big risks earlier in the middlegame, and is now about to pay the price. White to play and crush!
wgm Socko,M – wim Unuk,L Euro_wch 12.4.2018
White has a strong initiative against Black’s King. Queen, Rook, Knight and pawn all going for the Black monarch’s throat. White to play and win!
How did you do? Here are the exercises in PGN.