42nd Olympiad Baku 2016.9.3 Atabayev, Yusup-Kramnik, Vladimir: 39…Na4! 0-1 After 40.bxa4 Rxe3 ( or 40…b3 ) follows and it is not pretty.
Olympiad Women Baku 2016.9.2 Khotenashvili, Bela-Lagutina, Olga: 38.Ng6+ 1-0 Mate next move!
42nd Olympiad Baku 2016.9.4 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof-Bruzon Batista, Lazaro: 27.Nf5! Bf8 28.Rbd1 Black is tied hand and foot and can not do anything to prevent White coming in thru the centre. 28…gxf5 What else? 29.exf5 Nf4 30.Bxf4 exf4 31.f6+ Kg8 32.Qf5 Nxf6 33.Qxf6 Bg7 34.Qf5 Red8 35.Bd3 Rd5 36.Qh7+ Kf8 37.Nh4 Qd8 38.Nf5 Qf6 39.Ne7 1-0
42nd Olympiad Baku 2016.9.4 2016.9.4 Volokitin, Andrei-Fridman, Daniel: 22.Rd1! Qxe2 23.Qb4+ 1-0 Forced mate.
42nd Olympiad Baku 2016.9.3 Robson, Ray-Gourlay, Iain: 32.Ngf5! 1-0 After 32…PxN 33.Nxf5 f6 34.Qxh6+ and 35.Re3 is curtains.
42nd Olympiad Baku 2016.9.3 Volokitin, Andrei-Ashiku, Franc: 22.Ng5! (threatening Nf7) 22…QxN 23.Nxd6 Na5 (what else?) 24.Qb6 with an easily winning game
22.Nb6 Be8 23.Nd4 exd4 24.Rxe8 Rhxe8 25.Bxc6 Re2 26.Bxb7 dxc3 27.Na4 Kc7 28.Bxa6 Rb8 29.Qc4+ Kd8 30.Qxe2 cxb2 31.Nc3 Qe5 32.Nb1 Qxe2 33.Bxe2 Ke7 34.Bd3 Ke6 35.Re1+ Kf6 36.a4 Ra8 37.Bb5 Bh6 38.Re2 Bc1 39.Rc2 d5 40.Kf1 d4 41.Ke2 1-0
Olympiad Women Baku 2016.9.2 Gaponenko, Inna-Silva, Ana Ines Teixeira Da: 28.Rxg7+! wins immediately. After 28…Nxg7 29.Qf6! and the game is as good as over, as the reader can easily verify.
42nd Olympiad Baku 2016.9.4 Cubas, Jose Fernando-Stupak, Kirill: (Just 28.Qe3 and if 28…Qh5 29.Bd1 Rh4 30.Bxf3 etc should win) 28.Rag1?? Qxh2+ 0-1 White gets mated!
42nd Olympiad Baku 2016.9.3 Colovic, Aleksandar-Mamedov, Rauf: 36.f4?? Bxf4! 37.gxf4 Qh4 and out of nowhere Black has a winning attack! 38.Qc8+ Kg7 39.Qg4 Ra1+ 40.Kg2 Qe1 41.Bf3 h5 42.Rxh5 Qg1+ 43.Kh3 Qxg4+ 44.Bxg4 gxh5 0-1
“When you see a good move, wait. Look for a better move!”
Em. Lasker (1868-1941)
“Believe in the existence of that combination and seek to discover it. And if you have searched in vain a hundred times, continue. Possibly the advantage that you think you hold is only an illusion; your valuations may be at fault: prove them and improve them. But, first of all, search diligently; work, for such work is rewarded.” (Lasker’s Manual of Chess; p215)