Master Moves #25

4/3/2012 – 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 below are from recent events. Show you can find these shots that shocked.

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Master Moves #25

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 are from recent events.

Position 1 - Zhigalko-Bach








White to play and win.

Position 2 - Onischuk-Slavov








Onischuk spot the fatal flaw. White to play and win.

Position 3 - Shilong-Shanglei








Find the best move. White to play and win.

Position 4 - Bach-Lintchevski








White to play and win.

Position 5 - Pap-Khenkin








Black's king is obviously in trouble. How to exploit it?
White to play and win.

Position 6 - Zherebukh-Firman








Black just played ...d5 leaving the knight en prise as a trap.
Can you see what he missed? It is spectacular. White to play and win.

Position 7 - Simacek-Akopian








Akopian was in excellent form and demonstrated it here.
Black to play and win.

Position 8 - Zhigalko-Guliyev








An absolutely fantastic finish. White to play and win.

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