Today’s HOT 5-second tactics

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“One upside of the heat…kind of cool to see a cat pant.”

Jonah Goldberg

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QUEEN SACRIFICE!

Baez Escudero,Javier

1a

Gomes,Hugo

From the last round of the Queima das Fitas Open, Coimbra (Portugal) May 3, 2015. Position after 22 moves of a super-sharp Sicilian defence. Both sides play for the attack, and neither King can feel very comfortable…in such circumstances who has the move often has the advantage…

23.h5!

1b

If now 23…PxB (trying to keep the h-file closed) allows mate in one with 24.Qf6++. Black plays what he thinks is the lesser evil….

23…NxB

1c

24.Qxh7+!

1d

Beautiful!  It is mate in two moves

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