Today’s winning 5-second tactics

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QUEEN SACRIFICE!

Kaliadzich, M  (2100)

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wgm  Kashlinskaya, A

31st ECC Women  Skopje  2015.10.18  First round!  Position after 23 moves.  White has an obvious advantage and can proceed decisively in a number of ways, but decides to ‘play’ for the spectators…

24.PxB!

1b

A cute and unexpected move that quickly decides the game.  It is always a great feeling to sacrifice one’s Queen…THE game ended  24…Qxg4 25.Rxf7+ Kg8 26.Rxg7+ 1-0  Mate is not far off…

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wgm  Lanchava, T

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wgm  Guseva, M

31st ECC Women  Skopje  2015.10.19  Position after 30 moves. White has an obvious positional advantage, Black’s game riddled with weaknesses.  Not surprisingly the game is soon over…

WHITE TO PLAY AND CRUSH!

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31st ECC Women  Skopje  2015.10.19  Guseva, M–Lanchava, T: 31.Nxg6! Kxg6 32.Re6+ The point. Now f5 falls and the game  does not last long: 32… Kf7 33.Qxf5+ Ke8 34.Qg6+ Kd8 35.Rxb6 1-0

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