Today’s winning 5-second tactics

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Ratkovic, Miloje  (2365)

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gm  Pavlovic,M

Serbian Ch Vrbas  22-04-2015  Position after 25 moves.  The position is very complex, with both sides having active pieces. White is clearly pressing forward, but Black figures that he is solid enough and has hopes that his superior pawn structure will give him chances as the endgame approaches.  But in any fight with contrasting goals, who succeeds and who fails is often just a question of which side has the move…

WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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gm  Nguyen, Anh Dung

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im  Purnama, Tirta Chandra  (2393)

Japfa GM Jakarta 2015.4.16  Position before Black’s 29th move. Clearly Black’s pieces are better coordinated, but White figures that his two extra pawns more than make up for this.  Besides, he reasons, as long as his King is safe…

BLACK TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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gm  Ortiz Suarez, I

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gm Rodshtein,M

From today’s match up between Israel and Cuba at the World Teams  Tsaghkadzor ARM (2015.4.23)  Position after 31 moves. Black has been on the defensive the whole game, it seems, but finally cracked with his last move (31…Qe5?) giving White the chance to win the game and the match!

WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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Serbian Ch Vrbas  22-04-2015 Pavlovic,M–Ratkovic, Miloje:  26.Bxg6 The point of this move becomes clear on the next move 26…hxg6 27.Nxf6+! gxf6 28.Qxg6+ The Black Queen can not block the check as the Rook would be in the air. Black is busted The game quickly ended 28… Kf8 29.Bxf6 Qc7 30.Qh6+ Kg8 31.Qh8+ Kf7 32.Qg7# 1-0  For the spectators!

Japfa GM Jakarta 2015.4.16 Purnama, Tirta Chandra–Nguyen, Anh Dung: 29…Rxc3! 30.bxc3 Re2! 31.Rg1 Qd5!  The whole point. 0-1  White does not have 32.Qg5 because Black can simply take it for nothing.

World Teams  Tsaghkadzor ARM 2015.4.23  Rodshtein, M–Ortiz Suarez, I: 32.Bxg6! ( Black overlooked this strong move.  Taking the Bishop allows a forced mate after 33.Qh6+ Kg8 34.Rxg6+ etc. )32…Qg7 33.Qf4!  (Very good! Going in for the kill. Black can still not take the Bishop because of Qh4+ picking up the Rook on d8) 33…Rf8 34.Qh4 d3 What else?  35.exd3 (or 35.Bxh7! as on the next move) Kg8 36.Bxh7+! Qxh7 37.Qg5+! 1-0 White will bag the Queen after 37…Kh8 38.Rh6 or 37…Qg7 38.Rg6, leaving White with a simple win

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