Today’s winning 5-sec tactics

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32nd Cappelle Open  2016.2.15 im (2512) Delorme,Ax–gm Feller,S. Position before Black’s 29th move.  A sharp position! Black has the initiative for some material, but it is not clear how to continue. If 29…Qxf3(?) 30.NxB and Black is simply a piece down for nothing. A bit better is 29…Ba7(?!), but 30.Kg2 consolidates.

Our intuition often gets us into such dynamic and difficult to evaluate positions, but it is one’s imagination  that is needed to solve them…do you see an idea for Black?

BLACK TO PLAY AND GET A BIG EDGE!

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Cappelle La Grande 15-02-2016  wgm Daulyte,D–gm Kravtsiv,M. Position before Black’s 37th move. Black has just won a pawn on f2, but White´s Queen intends to drum up some counterplay and muddy the issue. Besides,White does not have any real weaknesses…HOWEVER, none of this is important because it is Black’s move and he has virtually a forced mate(!)

37… RxN! 38.RxR

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38…Bg3+!!

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This move escaped Black’s attention, who won more slowly with the mundane 38…Bg1+ 39.Kh1 Ra1! 40.R2-b2 Bc5+ etc.  The move 38…Bg3+ is a forced mate: 39.KxB (otherwise …Ra1 will be mate) 39…Qe3+ 40.Kh2 Qf4+! etc.

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SOLUTION

32nd Cappelle Open  2016.2.15 Delorme,Ax–Feller,S: 29…Bxg3! Now in the game White blundered away his Queen with 30.Nxg3?? Qxc2 and immediately resigned  0-1  However, Black should win after the tougher  30.hxg3 Qxf3+ as these lines show:  A: 31.Nf2 Nxg3+ 32.Kg1 Nxh1 33.Nxh1 Qg4+ 34.Kf1 Qf4+ 35.Ke1 Rbc8 36.b3 Qe3+ 37.Qe2 Qc3+ 38.Kf1 Qh3+ 39.Kg1 Rc5 etc; B: 31.Kg1 Rd4 32.Rxh5 gxh5 33.Re1 Rbd8 and White is paralyzed

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