Monday’s chess tactics quiz!

Good Morning,Monday! Here are some 8 tactics from recent tournament praxis for you to work on.  Presented in PP-format, just click on an example when you have solved it to get to the next one.  Solutions at the bottom. Note that you can download the entire presentation and keep it on your own computer.  GOOD LUCK!



1.) 20th Vidmar Mem Bled  2016.6.25  gm Beliavsky, A(2603) –Gm Borisek, J(2576): 33.Ba4! 1-0

2.) Edmonton GM  2016.6.25 gm Sethuraman, S(2653)–fm Findlay, Ian(2257) : 32…Nxf2! 33.Rxf2  (33.Kxf2 Qxh2+ 34.Kf1 Qh1+35.Kf2 Bxe3+ 36.Qxe3 Rxe3 37.Kxe3 Re8+  is crushing) 33…Bxe3 34.Rd1 and now the simplest way to win is  34…Bxf2 35.Kxf2 Bxc6 36.bxc6 Qxh2+ 37.Ng2 d4 with a huge advantage.

3.) Edmonton GM  2016.6.24  gm Ganguly, Surya Shekhar(2654)—im Wang, Richard(2341):  25.Rxg7+ 1-0

4.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga  2016.6.25 gm Heberla, Bartlomiej(2541)—im Luch, Michal(2441):  23.Ra3! Qxa3  24.Nxf7# 1-0

5.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga  2016.6.26  wgm Zawadzka, Jolanta(2442)—wim Jakubiec, Edyta (2183): 34.Rxg7+! Kh8  (Taking the Rook would be met with Rf7+ and Rg7+ followed by the Queen entering the game with mate) 35.Rh7+ Kg8 36.Rxe5! Qxd3+ 37.Qxd3 Rxd3 38.Rxe8+ Bf8 39.Rf7 1-0 mate is inevitable

6.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga  2016.6.24  gm Wojtaszek, Radoslaw(2729)—gm Heberla, Bartlomiej(2541): 28.f4!! Qxf4 29.Ne6! The point. White wins material 29… fxe6?!  30.Rxd8 Qf2+ 31.Kh1 1-0

7.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga  2016.6.24  im Weichhold, Pawel(2395)—gm Dragun, Kamil(2599): 34…Rxe2! 35.Rxe2 Qb1+ 36.Kh2 Nf3+! 0-1  The point of Black’s play.  It is mate next move

8.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga  2016.6.24 gm Cyborowski, Lukasz(2518)—im Leniart, Arkadiusz(2488): 31.Rxf7 Kxf7 32.Qxd5+ Kg6 33.Qf5+ Kf7 34.Qd5+ Kg6 35.Qf5+ Kf7 36.Qh5+ Ke7 ( 36…g6 37.Qd5+ ) and now the simplest is 37.Bb4+ Kd8 38.Qd5+ Kc8 39.Nb5 etc.

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