Master Moves #23 - Cappelle-La-Grande

3/15/2012 – 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 are from Cappelle-La-Grande. Will you be crowned in this contest?

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Master Moves #23

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 Cappelle-La-Grande 2012.

Position 1 - Romanov-Clery








White to play and win.

Position 2 - Szabo-Lysyj








After 118 moves, White finally cracked.
Black to play and win.

Position 3 - Rombaldoni-Gurevich








Black was hoping for a rook versus bishop ending he could
hold, but missed White's nasty intentions. White to play and win.

Position 4 - Tazbir-Amin








Black to play and win.

Position 5 - Negi-Wirig








Try as he might, Black could not hold. White to play and win.

Position 6 - Janev-Solak








White played Qxg6! What had he planned against hxg6?

Position 7 - Lalic-Zherebukh








White to play and win.

Position 8 - Sivuk-Degraeve








White only has one winning move, can you find it?

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