Master Moves #21 - Hastings special

1/9/2012 – 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 were played at the Hastings Chess Congress. Try your hand at harrying the Hastings hostiles!

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Master Moves #21

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 Hastings Chess Congress.

Position 1 - Grant-Godard








Black to play and win.

Position 2 - Rendle-Luaces Rubio








White ends Black's misery. White to play and win.

Position 3 - Luaces Rubio-Rolvag








Some squares only look untouchable. White to play and win.

Position 4 - Furman-Martinsen








Make sure you know what the target is. White to play and win.

Position 5 - Flear-Prosviriakov








Grandmaster Flear sppts the problem. White to play and win.

Position 6 - Longson-Saranya








White to play and win.

Position 7 - Roy Chowdhury-Maciol








White to play and win.

Position 8 - Waddington-Talsma








Can you spot the weakness and how to exploit it?
Black to play and win.

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