Today’s winning 5-second tactics

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Good day, Wednesday!  I will do things a bit differently today…I will put on a number of positions (without commentary) and ask you to solve them. The number of examples will grow during the day.  Solutions (and commentary) later today.  GOOD LUCK!

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1.

fm  Chapman, Terry  (2275)

1

gm Fernandes,Antonio

15th ch-Euro Seniors Greece 2015.5.3

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!

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2.

gm  Pushkov, Nikolai

2

gm  Kupreichik, Viktor 

15th ch-Euro Seniors +65  Greece 2015.5.4

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!

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3.

gm  Mirzoev, Azer

3

fm  Sibashvili, Giorgi  (2361)

Nakhchivan Open 2015.5.4

WHAT IS BLACK’S BEST CONTINUATION?

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4.

gm  Khalifman, Alexander

4

gm  Darini, Pouria

Nakhchivan Open 2015.5.4

WHAT IS BLACK’S QUICKEST WIN?

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5.

wgm  Khurtsidze, Nino  (2451)

5

gm  Mamedov, Rauf

Nakhchivan Open 2015.5.4

Black was counting on 31.Rxe6(?) Nf4! 32.Bxf4 Rxf4 when White has difficulties with his Rook on c1 (it has no good moves!)

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!

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6.

im  Sanal, Vahap  (2508)

6

gm  Pantsulaia, Levan

Nakhchivan Open 2015.5.4

In the game continuation , being a piece up, White chose to simplify with 37.Ne6+ Rxe6 38.Rxe5 Rh2+ 39.Kxh2 Qxe5+ 40.Kh3 Re7 41.Qf6+ Kg8 42.Qxe5 Rxe5 43.Bd7 and eventually won the game.  However, there is MUCH better!

WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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7.

wfm  Lingur, Zalina  (2057)

7

wgm  Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  (2450)

TCh-RUS Women  Sochi 2015.5.5

WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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