Tactics Lesson 3D (Master)

Nykitin+Sakarov – Kasparov
Black to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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mate at h1 (or g1)
1…Re2 2.Qxe2
[2.Ba7 Qf4 3.Nd3 Rxf2 4.Nxf4 Nxf4 5.Bg4 Rxg2 6.Bxf3 Bxf3 7.Nd2 Bd5 mate inevitable absent a blunder by Black, e.g.
8.Nf3 Bxf3 9.Rf1 Rf2+ 10.Kg1 Nh3#]
2…Qxh2+ 3.Nxh2 Ng3#

 

Horvath – Eperjesi
Ungarn 1971
White to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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force Black
s King to mating square (h8)
1.Rd7!! Bxd7 2.Qxg7+!! Rxg7
[2…Nxg7 3.Nf6+ Kh8 4.Nxf7#]
3.Rxg7+ Nxg7 4.Nf6+ Kh8 5.Nxf7#

 

Niener – Weissinger
Karlsruhe 1944
Black to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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Black King can not flee from mating square (h1)
1…Qxe3 offer Queen sacrifice
2.fxe3
[if decline
s offer of Queen sacrifice
2.f3 Ng3+ 3.Kh2 Nxf1+ double check
4.Kh1 Ng3+ 5.Kh2 Ne4+ drive Black King back to mating square (h1)
6.Kh1 Nf2#]
2…Ng3+ fork check
3.Kh2 Nxf1+ double check
4.Kh1 Ng3+ 5.Kh2 Ne4+ 6.g3
[6.Kh1 Nf2#]
6…Rf2+ drive Black King back to mating square (h1)
7.Kh1 Nxg3#