Master Moves #20

1/3/2012 – 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 that follow were played at the Groningen Chess Festival. Go on and strut your stuff!

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Master Moves #20

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 Groningen Chess Festival

Position 1 - Theulings-Poetsch








Black to play and win.

Position 2 - Nuri-Dehn








White to play and win.

Position 3 - Plat-Sparenberg








White to play and win.

Position 4 - Heemskerk-Cako








White to play and win.

Position 5 - Van Overdam-Kovchan








Though Black won the game, he missed a shot here.
Can you do better? Black to play and win.

Position 6 - Naroditsky-Galoyan








White finished with deadly effect. White to play and win.

Position 7 - Sparenberg-Kerigan








Black found a spectacular and crushing continuation.
Black to play and win.

Position 8 - Heemskerk-Andraschko








A beautiful shot out of the blue. White to play and win.

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