Today’s winning 5-second tactic

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“There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments…there are consequences…The hardest mistakes to learn from are those that lack consequence.”

― Jasper Sole

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COSTLY MISTAKE

gm  Rambaldi, Francesco

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gm  Antipov, Mikhail Al

World Junior  Khanty-Mansiysk  2015.9.15  From the final round of the World Junior this year.  Black is all over White and has a crushing attack, but his nerves fail him at this very moment!  In the game Black blundered away all of his advantage with 32…d4?! 33.Bf4! Rxf2+?! and  Black even lost the game (and with it, the title of World Junior Champion). From the position in the above diagram, can you find the win?

BLACK TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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World Junior  Khanty-Mansiysk  2015.9.15 Antipov, Mikhail Al.–Rambaldi, Francesco: 32…Qh5! 33.Kg1 (33.Ra3 Rxf2+ (even stronger is 33…Rh8 34.Kg1 Nf5, but the text is more than sufficient to win) 34.Qxf2 Rxf2+ 35.Bxf2 Nf3+ 36.Kg2 Nxe1+ 37.Bxe1 Qe2+ 38.Bf2 Qxc2 ) Rxg3+ 34.fxg3 Nf3+ )

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