Tactics Lesson 5D (Master)

Spasski – Geller
1968 – White to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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 Move:   
[you may click on a move notation in the solution below to jump to that move]

 

 

1.Nxf7!! Rxc2
[1…Kxf7 seems better, nevertheless White should gain the advantage, e.g.:
2.Nf4 Nxc2 3.Qxg6+ Kf8 4.Ne6+ Ke7 5.Ng5 Kd8 6.Rxc2 Rxc2 7.Qf7 Rxg2+ 8.Kxg2
(8.Kh1!! d5 (8…Qa1+ 9.Kxg2 Qb2+ 10.Kf3))
8…Bxe4+ 9.Nxe4 Qxd3]
2.Bh6 Rxc1+ 3.Nxc1 Kxf7 4.Qxg7+ Ke8 5.g5!
[5.e5!]
5…f5 6.Qxg6+ Kd7 7.Qf7+ Kc6 8.exf5+

 

Smyslov – Mestel
Hastings 1972 – White to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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 Move:   
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1.Bxf6+!! Kxf6 2.Qh8+ Kg5
[2…Kf7?? 3.Qh7+]
3.f4+ Kg4 4.Re3!
[4.Qh4+ this move could have led to mate with a blunder by Black
4…Kf5?? 5.Qg5#]
4…g5 5.Qh6 Rxf4?? 6.gxf4 Kxf4 7.Kf2 Qc6
[7…Qg4?? 8.Qf6+!! Qf5 9.Rf3+ Kg4
(9…Ke4 10.Qxf5+ and White will win easily)
10.Qxf5+ Kh5 11.Rh3#]
8.Qf6+ Kg4 9.Rg3+ Kh5 10.Qxg5#

 

Padevski – Mesing
Vranjaccska Banja 1973 – Black to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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 Move:   
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1…Nf4! 2.Bxf8 Bg4!
[2…Qxg2 3.Ne3 Qxh1+ 4.Kd2 Qxd1+ 5.Nxd1 Kxf8]
3.Qc2
[3.f3 Rxf8 4.fxg4 Nd3+ 5.Kd2 Rf2+ 6.Ke3 Qf7 7.g3 Qf4+ 8.gxf4 exf4#]
[3.Qd2?? Nxg2#]
3…Nxg2+
[3…e3? 4.Nxe3 Nxg2+ 5.Kd2]
4.Kd2 Rxf8 5.Kc1 Ne1