Today’s chess tactics quiz!

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Part I: Montcada International Open

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(Click on any diagram to find out information about who is to play. Good luck! Solutions later)


Part II: World Seniors Team Championship

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Part III: Russian Higher League

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SOLUTIONS

 

MONTCADA  2016.6.25  Oliva Castaneda, Kevel–Guetas Sanchez, Hugo:  18.Rc8+!  1-0 After 18…RxR 19.BxR the Rook on a8 can not be defended.

MONTCADA  2016.6.26  Teichmann, Erik–Cruz, Cristhian: 19…Nxe3 20.fxe3 Rxe3 0-1  After 21.QxR BxQ+ 22.Kh1 Qg5 is soon mate

MONTCADA  2016.6.28  Prince, Bajaj–Swayams, Mishra: 21.Nxf7!  Kxf7 22.Rd7+ Ke8 23.Rxb7 Nd8 24.f7+ Nxf7 25.Bf4 Qxf4 26.Qxe6+ Kf8 27.Qxg6 e3 28.Nd4 Ng5 29.Qg7+ Ke8 30.Qd7+ Kf8 1-0

MONTCADA  2016.7.1 Swayams, Mishra–Yashas, D: 32.Qxg6! 1-0  After 32…PxQ 33.Rxb5+ etc

MONTCADA  2016.7.1 Grigoryan, Karen –Vera Siguenas, Deivy: 49…Nxb5! 50.Kxb5 Qb8+ 51.Ka4 Qb1!  Now the game should end in a draw with proper play. 52.Na3 Qe1 53.Qb4?? (53.Nc4=) 53…Qd1+! 54.Nc2 Qxc2+ 55.Ka3 Qc1+ 56.Ka2 Qc2+ 57.Ka3 Re8 58.Rf4 Qc1+ 0-1

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World Senior Teams +50 Radebeul  GER  2016.6.28 Bartsch, Berthold–Anastasian, Ashot: 16…Nb3+ 17.axb3 Qa5 18.Qf2 Rfe8 19.Ne2 Qa1+ 20.Kd2 Qxb2+ 21.Ke1 Bg4 0-1

World Senior Teams +50 Radebeul  GER  2016.6.27 Krebs, Johann–Enders, Peter: 20…Bxe3! 21.Rxc8 Rxc8 22.Nc3 Bxf2 23.Bxf2 Qxf2+ 24.Kd1 Qxb2 0-1

World Senior Teams +50 Radebeul  GER  2016.6.27  Nunn, John –Denk, Adolf: 23.Ndxb5! axb5 24.Nxb5 Qd7 25.Nxd6+ Ke7 26.Bc5 Ke6 27.Nxb7 Qxd2+ 28.Kxd2 Ng6 29.Rh7 Rb8 30.Bxf8 Rxb7 31.Bc5 with an easily won ending.  

World Senior Teams +65  Radebeul  GER  2016.6.28 Vasiukov, Evgeni–Stebbings, Anthony : 23.Nxd5! exd5 24.Bxd5 Bb7 25.Qe5!  The whole point of White’s play. 25… Kf8 26.Qh8+ Ng8 27.Bxf7 1-0 Black loses too much material staving off mate

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69th Russian Higher League  Kolomna  2016.6.25  Bocharov, Ivan–Kurbedinov, Ramis: 17.Rxg7+ Kxg7 18.Bg5 ( or 18.Bh6+ Kh8 19.Bg5 ) Nd7 (18…Bxf2 19.Qh6+!)   19.Rg1! Kh8 20.Bxd8 Raxd8 21.Nxc4 f6 22.Ne3 1-0

69th Russian Higher League  Kolomna  2016.6.24  Riazantsev, Alexander–Bocharov, Ivan: 18.Bxd7! Rxd7 19.Ne5 Rc7 (After 19…R7-d8 20.Qh5! is also decisive) 20.Nxf7!? Strong, but not nearly as decisive as  20.Qh5!  Rf8 21.Ng4! f6 22.Nxh6+ gxh6 23.Qg6+ Kh8 24.Qxh6+ Kg8 25.Qg6+ and 26.Ng5) Kxf7 21.Qh5+ g6 ( Even worse is 21…Kg8 22.Qg6 Bf8 23.Rxd5! ) 22.Qxh6 Rg8 23.Qh7+ Kf8 24.Be5 Rc6 25.f4 Nxe3 26.Rd7 Nf5 27.Qxe7+ 1-0

69th Russian Higher League  Kolomna  2016.6.27  Oganian, Miran–Khairullin, Ildar: 28…Qh3+ 29.Kg1 Rxf2! 30.Kxf2 Qxh2+ 31.Kf1 Re2 and it is all over. 32.Rd8+ Kh7 33.Qb1+ g6 34.Qxg6+ (White has a sense of humor) Kxg6 0-1

69th Russian Higher League  Kolomna  2016.6.25  Vavulin, Maksim–Oparin, Grigoriy: 32…Qc4+! 33.Kb1 Rc1+!!  The move that White must have overlooked.  It is now forced mate  34.Rxc1 Bd3+ 35.Ka1 Qxc1+ 36.Ka2 Qb1+ 37.Kb3 Qc2+ 0-1

69th Russian Higher League  Kolomna  2016.6.28  Kokarev, Dmitry–Alekseenko, Kirill: 34.Rxh7! Kxh7 ( Or 34…Qxh7 35.Rxa8 Rxa8 36.Qxf6 and Black’s position collapses: 36… Ra1!? 37.Qe6+ Kf8 38.Qc8+) 35.Rh1+ Kg8 ( 35…Kg6 36.Nf5) 36.Nf5 Qd7 ( 36…Qg6 37.Rh6 Qf7 38.Bxe5 Rxe5 39.Qh3 like in the game) 37.Bxe5! Rxe5 38.Qh3 Rf8 39.Qh8+ Kf7 40.Qh5+ 1-0 Beautiful finish!

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