Tactics Lesson 2D (Master)

Boncs-Osmolovski – Baranov
Moskau 1953
White to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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 Move:   
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a parade of checks
1.Qd8+ Queen sacrifice starts the series
1…Kxd8 2.Nxe6+ discovered check combines to form double check
2…Ke7 only 3 moves available, does not matter which is chosen
[2…Kc8 3.Rd8#]
[2…Ke8 3.Nxg7+ Bxg7
(3…Ke7 4.Bg5#)
4.Bg5+ Be5 5.Rd8#]
3.Bg5+ f6
[3…Ke8 4.Rd8#]
4.Nd8+! Re3 5.Rxe3+ Qe6 6.Rxe6#

 

Popov – Rjumin
Moskau 1929
Black to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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 Move:   
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the power of a Bishop Pair to trap opposing King
1…Rxf3 2.Bxf3 Qxf3+ 3.Kxf3 Nxd4+ discovered attack check combined with double check
[3…Ne5+?? 4.Ke2]
4.Kg4 Bc8+ 5.Kh4 Nf3#

 

Neumann – Bergmann
Prag 1913
White to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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1.Qxf6 Rxd1
[1…gxf6 simply leads to Morphy’s Mate in 2 moves
2.Be5+ Kh8 3.Bxf6#]
2.Qxg7+ Kxg7 3.Be5+ discovered check combined with double check forcing Black King to h file where it is trapped
3…Kh6 4.Bg7+ Kh5 5.Be2+ Kh4 6.Bf6# essentially Morphy’s Mate except not in the corner!