Today’s winning 5-sec tactics


Today’s examples are taken from this weekend’s German Bundesliga. Good luck!




Bundesliga Dresden 2016.4.22 Sprenger, Jan Michael–Vogel, Roven:  26.Rxf6! gxf6 26.d7! Qxd4+ 27.Rxd4 Rcd8 28.c5 1-0  The pawns are unstoppable

Bundesliga Dresden 2016.4.22  Piorun, Kacper–Boensch, Uwe: 27.Bxb6!! Rxb6 ( Taking with the Queen can be met the same way as in the game or simply 28.Qf7+ Kh7 29.QxR Bb7 (what else?) 30.Rd3! with a mating attack; or if 27…Qb7 28.Na5! Qxb6 29.Bd5+ Be6 30.Bxe6+ Rxe6 31.Qf7+ Kh7 32.Rd3 with a mating attack; if instead( 27…Qe7 28.Bxc6 Bb7 29.Qg2 etc. ) 28.Bd5+ Be6 29.Bxe6+ Rxe6 30.Qxf8+ Kh7 31.Rf7 1-0

Bundesliga Dresden 2016.4.24  Jochens, Arne–Hoffmann, Paul. Mate in 6 moves starting with 27…Rf2+!

Bundesliga Dresden 2016.4.24  Berelowitsch, Alexander–Schenk, Andreas: 22.Bxg6! fxg6 23.Qxg6 hxg5 24.Rxd6!! The point of White’s play. ( 24.Nxg5? Qf5! with advantage for Black ) 24…Qxd6 25.Nxg5 Rxf2 What else? 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.Qh8+Ke7 28.Qxg7+ Kd8 29.Kxf2 Qf4+ 30.Nf3 1-0  The Black King is next to fall.

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