Today’s chess tactics quiz!



Part I: Montcada International Open

WorkBlogNews - 13

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

Part II: World Seniors Team Championship


Part III: Russian Higher League

WorkBlogNews - 09.png




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


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


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!

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.

Thursday’s chess tactics quiz!


“Everyman has his own DESTINY: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.” ― Henry Miller


Paul Gauguin was originally a successful stockbroker in Paris, married, had five kids. One day he came home from work and told his wife he was leaving, that he was through supporting the family, that he had had enough. Just like that he fucking took off.

He said he had always felt that he was a painter, so he moved to a rat-infested shithole and started painting. His wife begged him to come back, his bosses told him he was insane, he didn’t care, he was following his heart.


He left Paris, moved to Rouen, went from Rouen to Arles, from Arles to Tahiti. He was searching for peace, contentment, trying to fill that fucking hole he felt inside, and he believed he could fill it. He died in 1903 in Tahiti, blind and crazy from syphilis, at age 54, but he did it. He filled his fucking hole, made beautiful work, made beautiful, beautiful work…

It takes a brave man to walk away, to care so much that he doesn’t care about anything else, to be willing to obey what he feels inside, to be willing to suffer the consequences of living for himself. Every time I stand before his work it makes me cry, and I cry because I’m proud of him, and happy for him, and because I admire him.”

James Frey, My Friend Leonard

Part I: Russian Higher League



Part II: Iasi Open

WorkBlogNews - 03.png


Part III: Miscellaneous





69th ch-RUS HL Kolomna 2016.6.22  Khismatullin, Denis–Cherniaev, Alexander:  10.Bxe4! dxe4 (Objectively, better to take with the Bishop and limit the damage to a pawn less) 11.Nxg5 e5 12.Qb3! ( 12.dxe5 is good enough, but the move played is crushing ) Bg6 13.Bxe5! Nxe5 14.dxe5 Qxg5 15.Qxb7 Rd8 16.Qxc6+ Ke7 17.Qb7+ Ke6 18.c6 Qxe5 19.c7 Bd6 20.cxd8=N+ 1-0

69th ch-RUS HL Kolomna 2016.6.22  Oganian, Miran–Volkov, Sergey: 37.Qg4! Rxe5 38.Rd8+ Kf7 39.Qg6+ Ke7 40.Qd6+ 1-0 mate next move

MITROPA Cup  Prague  2016.6.21 Kollars, Dmitrij–Gazik, Viktor: 28.Nc4? Nxh3+  29.Kh1 Nxf2+ ! Oops, White overlooked this.  After 30.RxN Qc1+ leads to mate 0-1

9th Asrian Mem  Yerevan   2016.6.20  Kalashian, David–Nanyan, Georgy: 13.Qh5! g6 14.Nxg6! fxg6 15.Qxg6+ Kf8 (15…Kd8 16.Qg7) 16.f4 Qxb2 17.f5 (Also 17.Ng5) Qg7 18.fxe6+ Nf6 19.Rxf6+ Bxf6 20.Bxc5+ 1-0

Albena chess festival  2016.6.21  Tsenkov, Tsenko–Korduban, Valerij: 21…Bxe3! 22.Qxe3  (Resigning is a promising alternative) 22…Qc2+ 23.Bd2 Rxe3+24.Kxe3 Re6+ 0-1

3rd Iasi Open ROU 2016.6.18  Piasetski,L–Istratescu,A:  20…Nxc6! 21.dxc6 Qe5! The point. The White King is suddenly helpless.  22.Kc1 Rxc6 0-1

3rd Iasi Open ROU 2016.6.15  Manolache,M–Banzea,Alexandru-Bogdan: 18.f5! Bxe5 19.dxe5 exf5 20.e6! Bxe6 And now 21.Qc3! ends the game immediately ( In the game the concluding moves were 221.Bb2?! Nc6?!  (21…Rd2! unclear)  22.Rae1 Qf8 (Rd2!) 23.Rxe6! 1-0

3rd Iasi Open ROU 2016.6.16  Itkis,B–Nevednichy,V:  23…Rh4! 24.Rb8+ Kf7 25.Qb4 Rxg2+ 26.Kxg2 Rxh2+ 27.Kf1 Rh1+ 28.Kf2 Qh2+ 29.Ke3 Qxe5+ 1-0

Monday’s chess tactics quiz!


”Life’s a bitch, and then you die”–God


Part I: Capablanca Memorial



GM Kryvoruchko,Yuri–GM Almasi,Zoltan. 2016.6.17  Position after 27 moves. Ofcourse White is better and can recover his sacrificed material by simply taking on e8. However, there is much better. Do you see it?


Part II: Karen Asrian Memorial


(Click on diagram to find out who is to move and win)

Part III: Edmonton International



Capablanca Mem  2016.6.17  Kryvoruchko, Yuri–Almasi, Zoltan : 28.Re3! exf3 29.Qb5 1-0

9th Asrian Memorial  Yerevan  2016.6.18  Oleksiyenko, M–Martirosyan, Haik M: 18.d6! Bxd6 19.Rxe8+ Rxe8 20.Nxb5 White will win a piece in every variation. Black played the desperate 20… Re5 21.Qxe5! 1-0

9th Asrian Memorial  Yerevan  2016.6.17  Nanyan, Georgy–Avetisyan, Mariam: 28.Qxf7+! 1-0  Ouch!!

11th Edmonton GM  2016.6.18 Shirov, Alexei–Wang, Richard: 22.Rxb5 Qxa3 23.Rb7 Qf8 24.Qd3 1-0

11th Edmonton GM  2016.6.19  Haessel, Dale R.–Findlay, Ian T.: 24.Rxb7+!  1-0 Mate follows.

Monday’s tactics quiz!


1.) 38th Nezhmetdinov Mem  Kazan   2016.6.4  Timofeev, Artyom–Sharafiev, Azat: 28.Nxf6!  This sacrífice strips the King of its protection 28… Kxf6 ( Even worse is 28…Qxf6 29.Rxc7+ Kg8 30.Rf4 Qg6 31.Be4 Qe8 32.Qxb4 etc ) 29.Qf4+ Ke7 ( There is nothing better: 29…Kg7 30.Rxe6 c6 31.Qe5+ Kg8 32.Rg6+ or 29…Kg6 30.Rxe6+ ) 30.Rxe6+!  Elegant! 30…Kxe6 ( 30…Kd7 31.Rd6+ cxd6 32.Qf5+ Ke8 33.Qg6+ Kd7 ) 31.Re3+ ( 31.Bh3+ and mate next ) 31…Kd7 32.Qf5+ 1-0  Mate next move.

2.) ch-ISL  Reykjavik  2016.5.31 Thorfinnsson, Bragi–Ingvason, Johann: 24.d6! Bxd6 25.Nd5  The whole point. Now the Knight comes into f6 with tempo and suddently the Black King is in trouble. 25… Qc6 ( No better is 25…Qd8 26.Nf6+ Kh8 27.Qh4 Nh5 28.Bxh5 gxh5 29.Qxh5) 26.Nf6+ Kh8 27.Qh4 h5 ( 27…Nh5 28.Bxh5 ) 28.Qg5 1-0

3.) TCh-FRA Top 12 Drancy 2016.6.7  Baklan, V–Brunner, N:  In the game continuation, Black lost quickly with 23…Bxd6 24.Nxd6 Qd5  25.Nxc8 1-0  To get an idea of the difficulties: ( if 23…Be6? 24.Qxe5 Bf8 25.Bxf8 f6 26.Qxe6+ Qf7 27.Nh6+ etc or if 23…Bxc2 24.Qxe5 once more, or if  23…Ra6 24.Qxe5 Bf8 25.Bxf8 f6 26.Nh6+ Kxf8 27.Qxf6+ Bf7 28.Qh8+; or if 23…Bf8 24.Bxf8 Rxf8 25.Nh6+ Kg7 26.Ng4 f6 27.Qh6+ Kg8 28.Nxf6+ ; or if  23…f6 24.Qxb3+ etc.  The ONLY defence is  23…Nc6! defending e5. The point is that if now 24.Rxc6 ( relatively best is 24.Qxb3 Bxd6 25.Nxd6 Qd7 26.Nxc8 Rxc8 with equality ) 24…Rxc6 25.Qxe5 Bf8! ( 25…Bf6 26.Qe8+ ) 26.Bxf8 f6!!  and the attack comes to a screeching stop, with Black being better!  Ofcourse, this last point is almost impossible to find during a game with the clock ticking.

4.) VII ShakkiNet GM  Helsinki  2016.6.4  Ronka, Erik–Greenfeld, Alon:  In the game White lost after 28.Rd4? Qa2+ 0-1 Mate is unstoppable.  Also bad is  28.Kc2? Qa2+ 29.Bb2 Bxa4+ etc.  The correct defence is 28.Bd3! when Black has nothing better than a draw with 28… Qa2+ ( 28…Be8 is also good enough: 29.Rh4 Qa2+ 30.Bc2 Qd5+ 31.Bd3 etc ) 29.Bc2 Qd5+ (not 29… Rf2+ 30.Ke1! winning)

Sunday’s tactics quiz!


1). 16th ch-Euro Seniors +65 /Yerevan ARM /2016.6.9/ Zilbert, Oleg–Avetisyan, Ashot: 21…Qxe3+!!   The point of Black’s ingenious play.  White can not take the Queen because it is mate.  As a result, White must retreat and the rest is a classic route: 22.Kc2 Rf2 23.Rh3 Qf4 24.Rh5 Qxg4 25.Rxd5 Raf8 26.b4 Qg2 27.Kb3 g6 28.b5 Na5+ 29.Ka4 b6 30.Rd7 axb5+ 31.Kxb5 Bd6 32.d5 Qg3 33.Qd2 e3 34.Qd4+ Qe5 35.Qd3 Rxe2 36.Rxh7+ Kxh7 37.Nxe2 Qe8+ 38.Ka6 Qc8+ 0-1

2). Capo d’Orso Open /Porto Mannu /2016.6.4 Frolyanov, Dmitry-Ventura, Salvatore: 21.Rxf6! 1-0  After 21…PxR 22.Qh4+ and mate to follow  OUCH!

3.) Capablanca Mem Varadero 2016.6.10  Ivanchuk, Vassily–Almasi, Zoltan: 27.Rxg7+!! Kh8 (taking the Rook gets mated after 28.Qc7+ etc) 21.Rxg4! hxg4 29.Qe5+ Kg8 30.Qxe6+ Kh8 31.Qe5+ Kg8 32.Qxd5+ 1-0

4.) 16th ch-Euro Seniors  Yerevan ARM 2016.6.9 Vaganian, Rafael -Legky, Nikolay: 15.d5!  Curiously, Black is completely lost after this!  White opens the centre before the Black Queen can find a safe refuge. 15…exd5 16.Nxd5 Nxd5 17.Bxd5 1-0  The threat is simply Bxf7+/Qb3+ and then taking the Queen with the Rook.  Surprisingly simple!

5.) VII ShakkiNet GM Helsinki 2016.6.1 Zhou, Qiyu-Keinanen, Toivo: 21.O-O!! Probably one of the strongest castling moves ever!  White simply intends to double on the d-line. Taking either of the Bishops allows 22.Rfd1, winning material because of the undefended state of the Black Rook on g8.  21… f6!?  Under the circumstances, the best try, but insufficient. 22.Rxd7! Kxd7 23.Rd1+ Ke8 24.Bxe6 Rg6 25.Bd6 Rc6 26.Bf5 Rg7 27.g4 and Qiyu won convincingly.

Thursday’s tactics quiz!

Dear Readers!  Sometime before the end of this month I will be moving my blog to, so as to have a number of more advanced features.  In the meantime, I am trying to learn a few new tricks, software and what not.  Today I present some tactics in a powerpoint format.  Hope you like it! (Solutions later today)

Today’s chess tactics quiz

Daylight Saving Time

I will add examples for you to solve as the day progresses. Complete solutions later today.  Good luck!

Part I: Utrecht International


(click on banner for link)

Part II: Nezhmetdinov International

Nezhmetdinov LOGO

(click on banner for link)


(For Part I, the left-most position is number 1; for Part II, the left-side are odd numbered, the right-side even numbered)

1.) OKU Utrecht 2016.6.3 Beerdsen, Thomas–Brouwer, Timon: 33.Bxe7! Qxe7 34.Qc3!  Black must have simply overlooked this strong move that decides the game immediately because of the Nf6+ motive.  The game ended quickly: 34… Rb8 35.Nf6+ Kf8 36.Nd5! 1-0  There is a mate on h8

2.) OKU Utrecht 2016.6.3  Hylkema, Remco–Van Foreest, Lucas: 24…Nxf3+! Surprising, and crushing!  25.Kg2 ( After 25.Nxf3 Qxe3+ 26.Kg2 f4! ( 26…Qe2+ is also good enough, but not as strong ) 27.Re1 Rxh2+! etc ) 25…Rxh2+!! 26.Kxf3 Qg5  It is forced mate in 4 0-1

3.) OKU Utrecht 2016.6.3  Verfuerth, Thomas–Ootes, Lars: 22…Rh2+!  0-1  After 23.KxR Qh8+ etc

1.) Nezhmetdinov Mem Kazan 2016.6.2  Smirnov, Pavel–Sharafiev, Azat: 23…Nxg3!  A surprising resource that must have come as a very unpleasant surprise for White, who immediately realized that he threw away his advantage. 24.fxg3?! Not best, but very human.  You don’t want to let the Knight stay on g3 24…Qb6+ 25.Kh2 Rf6! Decisive. 26.Qd2 Rh6+ 27.Qxh6 gxh6 28.Rxd6 Bf5 29.Nd5 Qb5 30.Nc3 Qb6 31.Rxh6 Qe3 0-1

2.) Nezhmetdinov Mem Kazan 2016.6.2  Lintchevski, Daniil–Tsydypov, Zhamsaran: 26.Qf6! Defending f2 and threatening the Bishop on c8  Rb8 27.Bd5! Threatening to take on f5 Qe8 28.R1c3 1-0  There is no defence to , amongst other things, Re3 and Bf7+

3.) Nezhmetdinov Mem Kazan 2016.6.2  Moskalenko, Alexander–Aleksandrov, Aleksej: 14.Bxh7+! is very strong. 14… Kxh7 15.Qh4+ Kg8 (No better is 15…Kg6 16.Qg5+ Kh7 17.Qh5+Kg8 18.Ng5) 16.Ng5 Rd8 17.Qh7+ Kf8 18.Qh8+ Ke7 19.Qxg7 And Black is all tied up and can only wait for the axe to fall 19… Rf8 20.Ne4?! (20.Nh7 is decisive) Nd8? ( 20…Nb4! 21.Bh4+ Kd7 and Black can still fight ) 21.Bh4+ Kd7  and now simply 22. Rd1+! wins the quickest

4.) Nezhmetdinov Mem Kazan 2016.5.31  Ponkratov, Pavel–Voinikonis, Nikita: 20.Nd4!! An amazingly strong move.  The threat is simply 21.Nxe6! and Black has no adequate defence. The game continued: 20…Nf6 (20…Bxg2 21.Nxe6! crushes or 20…h6 21.Nxe6! ) 21.Nxe6! fxe6 22.Rxd5 Nxd5 23.Qxe6+ Be7 24.Bxd5 Qc8 25.Bc6+ 1-0

Today’s chess tactics quiz


“There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


Part I: French Team Championship (Top-12)




(The positions on the left are odd-numbered; those on the right are even-numbered.)

1.) TCh-FRA Top 12 Drancy 2016.6.1  Bacrot, Etienne–Sokolov, Andrei: 15.Rxg4?! would be a mistake because after 15…Rxc3! 16.bxc3 Qc8!  Black would gain the upper hand

2.) TCh-FRA Top 12 Drancy 2016.6.1  Brochet, Philippe–Vaisser, Anatoly: White’s attack is all bluff, though in practice it is often not so easy to call this bluff.  Black can get a decisive advantage with  18…Qxe5!  then if  19.f4 Ne4! (The only good move) Black stops White in his tracks. While if 19.Nf3 Qd5! 20.Bxf6 ( 20.Rd1 hxg5! 21.Bh7+ Nxh7 22.Rxd5 g4!!) Qxd3 and White is busted.

3.) TCh-FRA Top 12 Drancy 2016.5.31  Moussard, Jules–Marcelin, Cyril: 26.Bxf5 Re1+!! 27.Rxe1 (27.Kc2 Qxf5+ 28.Rxf5 Bxf5+ 29.Qxf5 Rxg1 and Black is not the least bit worse) Qxf5+ 28.Qxf5 Bxf5+ 29.Kc1 Kf7 and if anyone is better it is Black!

4.) TCh-FRA Top 12 Drancy 2016.5.31  Moussard, Jules–Marcelin, Cyril: 26.Rxf5 26…Qe7!!  One of the finest moves that I have seen in a while.  White has nothing decisive and must actually work to avoid being worse!  27.Rxd5! Rxh3! And the game should end in a draw, as the reader will have some fun working out.