Master Moves #18

12/15/2011 – 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 shots come from the Chinese Chess League A and the Schach Bundesliga. Take the tactics test!

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Master Moves #18

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 shots below were played at the Chinese Chess League A and the Schach Bundesliga.

Position 1 - Hoang-Tan








White played Kg3 to prevent Black's queen from entering,
but this had an unexpected consequence. Black to play and win.

Position 2 - Bischoff-Richter








White to play and win.

Position 3 - Shen-Hoang








White to play and win.

Position 4 - Bobras-Dgebuadze








White to play and win.

Position 5 - Tan-Vijayalakshmi








White to play and win.

Position 6 - Wei-Li








Black played ...g5 to lock up the kingside, however
White had a beautiful refutation. White to play and win.

Position 7 - Thesing-Gasthofer








Sacs, forks, pins... something for everyone.
White to play and win.

Position 8 - Hausrath-Gasthofer








The combination is not hard, as long as
you see the idea. White to play and win.

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