Master Moves #22 - 41st Rilton Cup

1/17/2012 – 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 41st Rilton Cup in Sweden. Stick it at them in Stockholm!

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Master Moves #22

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 41st Rilton Cup in Stockholm, Sweden.

Position 1 - Volkov-Dragicevic








White to play and win.

Position 2 - Tikkanen-Denisov








Don't just consider the first obvious move,
but what happens if Black won't play ball.
White to play and win.

Position 3 - Cederstam-Barsk - Furhoff








White to play and win.

Position 4 - Arjun - Leer-Salvesen








Pile it on White! Black to play and win.

Position 5 - Ivanov-Westerberg








Appearances can be deceiving. White to play and win.

Position 6 - Johansson-Karlsson








Very elegant. Black to play and win.

Position 7 - Gajewski-Semcesen








Even if you see the mainline, ask yourself what
if Black plays hard to get. White to play and win.

Position 8 - Kwapinski-Blomqvist








All the themes are there. Black to play and win.

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