Sunday surfing…

Following up on last Thursday’s surfing (which got over 50,000 views), today I move in a completely different direction on the ‘net and find a lot of inspiration. Potpourri, nonsense, trying to be serious (at times!), and so on. It is the ‘net.  It takes us places and is an adventure. All that is required is to have an open mind…Enjoy!

Friday’s chess tactics quiz

(Solutions at end. Good luck!)

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1.) Abu Dhabi   2016.8.23 Sadzikowski, Daniel-Banusz, Tamas :  The Black Queen is about to be trapped. 18.Nde7+!  Cutting off the escape route. 18… Nxe7 19.h4!  And no matter how Black plays it, he loses material. 19… Nxf5 20.hxg5 Ne3 21.Qe2 Nxf1 22.Bxe6 fxe6 23.Rxf1 Nc7 24.Rxf8+Rxf8 25.e5 d5 26.c3 d4 27.c4 bxc4 28.dxc4 Rd8 29.Qd3 a5 30.Kf1 a4 31.Qe4 d3 32.Ke1 1-0

2.) Barcelona Sants  2016.8.23 Grigoryan, Karen H.-Jakubowski, Krzysztof: 17.Bxf7+  1-0, After 17…Qxf7  18.Rd8+ etc is gory.

3.) Linares 2016.8.21 Garcia Trobat, Francisco–Martin Capitan, Feliciano: 28.Rxg7!  Ofcourse! Black can not recapture because of a check on f8, but now the Black King soon has to  capitulates. 28…Rgd8 29.f6! Qf3 30.Qc2 Mate is inevitable 30… Qh5 31.Qe4 etc. Black resigned a move or two later.

4.) Abu Dhabi  2016.8.24 Lei, Tingjie–Dragun, Kamil:  Ofcourse, Black can just trade everything a win my material force, but he has an elegant tactic that wins a whole Rook. 29…Rd1! 0-1 Ouch

5.) Abu Dhabi  2016.8.23 Vignesh, N R–Derakhshani, Borna: 29.Rd8+!  1-0 Why? Because after 29…RxR 30.e8(Q)! and White comes out a full Rook ahead.

6.) Abu Dhabi   2016.8.22 Melkumyan, Hrant Ravi, Teja S.:  22.Nxh6!  The roof collapses. Taking the Knight would allow 23.Rg3 with immediately fatale consequences. 22… Nf6 23.Nxf7+ Kg8 24.Qg6 Qxd4 25.Be5 Qxh4 26.Rh3 Qc4 27.h6 1-0  I think Black should have resigned a bit before…

7.) Abu Dhabi   2016.8.25 Aradhya, Garg–Tissir, Mohamed: 27.Qb7! Curiously Black is helpless to White’s many threats such as Rc7/c8. 27… b4 28.Be2! b3 29.Bb5 Qe4+ 30.f3 Qb1 31.Rc8+ Kf7 32.Qxd7 1-0

8.) Abu Dhabi   2016.8.25  Wang, Hao-Antipov, Mikhail Al: Black’s last move (33…Rb1) sought to exchange a dangerous attacking piece, but overlooks a cute combination 34.Rxg7+!  It will soon be mate 34… Kxg7 35.Qf7+ Kh6 36.Qf4+ Kh5 37.Qg4+ Kh6 38.Qh4+ 1-0

9.) Abu Dhabi   2016.8.23 Harikrishnan, A. Ra-Illingworth, Max: 31.Be6!! 1-0 Interference theme. Insufficient is 31.Rg5 Rxc4! 32.Rh5 ( 32.Qxh7+ Kxh7 33.Rh5+ Kg6 34.Rg5+ Kh6 35.g8=Q Qxg8 is equal ) Qh3+ =) 1-0

10.) Abu Dhabi   2016.8.23 Savchenko, Boris-Mohammad, Nubairshah Shaikh: 30.Nf6+!  Leads to a forced win 30… gxf6 31.gxf6 Kf8 32.Qg4 Rh1+ 33.Kxh1 Rd1+ 34.Kh2 Qd4 35.Qg7+ Ke8 36.Qg8+ 1-0  Mate is not far off

Surfing Trump’s America

Just surfing the ‘net soaking up inspiration. Like when Trump says ”Fuck you, Hillary!”…now THAT is inspiring! (Imagine if you or I said that to the most powerful BITCH in the world.)  Inspiration never comes cheap…ENJOY!

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