Freitag, 30. April 2010

Tactics (31)

White moves and wins in Graf - Carlsen (Spanish League 2004).

Solution (diff. ●●○○○): 1.Bc6! Wins a piece after the next move Rd8+ 1-0


Mittwoch, 7. April 2010

Blunder (12)

In the diagram below we see a position from Sharafiev - Gabrielian (Russian League 2010). White to move is a piece up, but Black creates some pressure with his d-pawn. Now White makes a big mistake by trying to solve the problem of the d-pawn immediately with 33.Re3??

Now Black played 33.- Qxe3+!! (34.Qxe3 d2 -+) 0-1

What a pity! Good moves for White would have been 33.Ne4, 33.Kh2 or 33.Nh1

Dienstag, 6. April 2010

Blunder (11)

Position from Potkin - Caruana (Russian League 2010). White is already in difficulties, but could have played on with 30.Rb4 - securing the square b3. Instead he played 30.Re1??

No problem for Caruana to close the game with 30.- Qc1+ and mate in 2, 0-1