Tactics Lesson 5A (Beginner)

Tolush – Furman
Moskau 1957 – White to Move and Mate

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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 Move:   
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1.Rxg4+! Kxg4
[1…Kh5 2.Be2
(2.Qe2?? Qf5+!! 3.Bd3 (3.Qd3 Qxg4) (3.Ka2 Qxg4 4.Qxg4+ Kxg4) 3…Qxg4 4.Qxg4+ Kxg4)]
2.Qe4+ Kh5
[2…Qf4!! 3.Rg1+ Kh5
(3…Kh4 4.Qxf4+ Kh5 5.Be2#)
(3…Kh3 4.Bf1+ Kh4 5.Qxf4+ Kh5 6.Qg4#)
4.Be2+ Qg4 5.Qxg4#]
[2…Kh3 3.Bf1+ Kxh2 4.Qg2#]
3.Be2+ Kg5 4.h4#

 

Garcia – Hase
Mar del Plata 1976 – White to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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1.Bxf7+! White’s Bishop sacrifice at f7 against Black’s King often is sought by White against Black’s castled King, a sound tactical move to obtain strategic positional deficiency for Black’s King 1…Kxf7
[1…Kh7?? 2.Bxe8 scarificing minor piece for major piece in a trade, Black’s Rook for White’s Bishop, with followup capture of Black’s pawn at e5
2…Nxe8
(2…Qxe8 3.Bxe5 Nd7 (3…Be7?! 4.Bxf6 gxf6 5.Qd4 Qc8 6.Qg4 Qe8 7.Qg6+ Qxg6 8.fxg6+ Kxg6 9.Rxe7 and White will win easily) 4.Bxg7!! Qc8 (4…Qf7 5.Bxf8 Nxf8 6.Qc2! Kh8 7.Re6! Kh7 8.Qc6! Qxf5 9.Rxh6+Kg8 10.Qc3 Ng6 11.Qg3!! Kg7 12.Rxg6+ Qxg6 13.Qxg6+ Kxg6 and White will win easily) 5.Bc3!! Bg7?? 6.Re7!!)
3.Bxe5 threatening Black’s Queen]
2.Qb3+ Ke7
[2…Nd5?! 3.Qxd5+ Kf6 4.Rc1]
3.Qe6+ Kd8 4.Rd1+ Kc7 5.Bxe5+ the skewer – and Black loses Queen when Black’s King moves out of check

 

Spielmann – van der Bosch
1935 – Black to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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 Move:   
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1…Rc1+!! 2.Kxc1 Qc4+ 3.Kd2 Qd3+ 4.Ke1 Qe3+ 5.Kf1 Rf8 6.Kg2
[6.Qd5+?? loses Queen and more
6…Be6+ 7.Qf3
(7.Kg2 Qf2#)
(7.Nf3 Rxf3+ 8.Qxf3 Qxf3+ 9.Ke1 Qxh1+ 10.Kd2 Qxh2+ 11.Kc1 Bxa2)
7…Rxf3+ 8.Nxf3 Qxf3+ 9.Kg1 Qxd1+ 10.Kg2 Bd5+ 11.Kh3 Qxh1]
6…Qe2+