Today’s winning 5-sec tactics

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6th HD Bank Cup  Ho Chi Minh City  2016.3.8  Tu, Hoang Thai–Le, Tuan Minh.  Position after White’s 26th move (26.Nd4)  At first sight Black’s game seems just a bit more pleasant, but upon closer inspection you will find a serious problem in how White’s pieces are lined up…

BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!

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6th HD Bank Cup  Ho Chi Minh City  2016.3.8  Dao, Thien Hai–Tran, Minh Thang. Position after 23 moves.  A tough fight, but everything is very simple: the Black King’s position is open.

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!

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Solutions

6th HD Bank Cup  Ho Chi Minh City  2016.3.8  Tu, Hoang Thai–Le, Tuan Minh: 26…Qxd2! 27.Qxd2 Rxb1+ 28.Kf2 c3!  The whole point.  Black wins decisive material advantage. 29.Qxc3 Bxa2 30.Qa5 Ng4+ 31.Kf3 Nxh2+ 32.Kf2 Bxd4 33.exd4 Ng4+ 34.Kf3 Be6 0-1

6th HD Bank Cup  Ho Chi Minh City  2016.3.8  Dao, Thien Hai–Tran, Minh Thang: 24.Rb6! Qxb6 (If instead 24…Qe7 25.Qd4!—threatening Re6—wins)25.Qg3 1-0

 

 

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