Today’s winning 5-second tactics

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17th Sants Open  Barcelona 2015.8.26  gm Nijboer,F–gm Abergel,T.  Position after 21 moves of a Sicilian Defence.  It is always a worry for the defence when two of Black’s most important pieces (Queen Rook and Queen) are having an illicit romance in the corner…

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17th Sants Open  Barcelona 2015.8.26  Nijboer,F–Abergel,T: 22.Rxf7! Kxf7 (Refusing the gift does not improve life expectancy: 22…Nf4 23.Qc4 Kh8 24.Nxb7! Bxb7 25.Rxg7! Kxg7 26.Rd7+ etc) 23.Qc4+ Kf6 (23…Kf8 24.Rd7) 24.Nd7+ Bxd7 25.Rxd7 Nf4 (25…Re6 26.Nd5+ Kg5 27.Be3+) 26.Qf7+Kg5 27.Qxg7 Qc8 28.Be3 (28.h4+ is even faster) 28… Qc4 29.Bxf4+ Kg4 30.h3+ Kxf4 31.Qf6+ Kg3 32.Qf3+ 1-0

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