Master Moves #12

5/10/2011 – All the deepest plans or endgame technique are useless if you fall victim to a shot that leaves you in a lost position. Likewise, sometimes that superior play will only offer a single window of opportunity to deliver that final blow, so it is vital to be ready for it when it does. All the positions are from the US Championship and the Russian Women's Team Championship. Come minister your mind's eye.

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Master Moves #12

All the deepest plans or endgame technique are useless if you fall victim to a shot that leaves you in a lost position. Likewise, sometimes that superior play will only offer a single window of opportunity to deliver that final blow, so it is vital to be ready for it when it does.

All the positions below are from the 2011 US Championship and the Russian Women's Team Championship.

Position 1








Black to play and win.

Position 2








Black to play and win.

Position 3








How does White win here?

Position 4








Black to play and win.

Position 5








White to play and win.

Position 6








White to play and win.

Position 7








Black to play and win.

Position 8








Black to play and win.

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