Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tactics Friday

In this position, black had just played 14..c5, but it loses material to an exchanging sequence, though you have to be able to see the fork at the end of it. 15.Nxd7 Opening the 5th rank and removing a vital defender 15..Nxd7 This is the defender....not of c5, but of h7 16.dxc5 will now win material. Black can't allow c6 forking 2 pieces so would have to take on c5 but loses a piece after 16..Nxc5 17.Nxc5 Bxc5 18.Qh5 forking h7 and c5. In the game black resigned after 16.dxc5, Arutinian-Bystrov Czech Open 2011

Todays puzzle:

White to play and win

Answer Monday ;)

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