Master Moves #13

6/10/2011 – 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 2011 French League Championship. Time to bodybuild the brain!

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Master Moves #13

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 French League Championship.

Position 1 - Dreev-Battaglini








White to play and win.

Position 2 - Bricard-Van Heirzeele








Dramatic but effective. White to play and win.

Position 3 - Rozentalis-Williams








The threat is sometimes worse than the execution.
White to play and win.

Position 4 - Tkachiev-Maze








White to play and win.

Position 5 - Fressinet-Brunner








"You can't touch me!" White to play and win.

Position 6 - Maze - Elbilia








White to play and win.

Position 7 - Vernay-Reinhart








Surprising but effective. White to play and win.

Position 8 - Collas-Babault








Silvia Collas was first to the punch as she
knocked her opponent out. White to play and win.

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