Tactics Lesson 1C (Average)

Johansson – Metzing
Berlin 1973
Black to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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1…Qxb1+!!
[1…Qxa3 2.Bxb8 {Is not enough.}]
2.Nxb1 Ba6!! 3.Qxa6 Rxb1+ 4.Bc1
[4.Qf1 Rxf1+ 5.Kxf1 O-O! {This line only marginally better, Black still has significant material advantage and positional superiority and should win easily.}]
4…Rxc1+ 5.Qf1 Rxf1+ 6.Kxf1 O-O! {Black has easy win.}

 

Netto – Abente
Paraguay 1993
Black to Move

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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1…Re1+!! 2.Kg2 Rg1+!! {Throw a little Rook sacrifical lamb into the stew.}
3.Kxg1 Qe1+ 4.Kg2 Qf1+!! {Flavor the stew with a Queen sacrificial lamb too; but, who is being slaughtered?}
5.Kxf1 Bh3+ 6.Kg1 Re1# 

 

Sznapik – Gaprindashvili
Sandomierz 1976
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1…Qxc1+!! 2.Qxc1 Bxb2!! {A deadly Bishop fork winning the White Rook because the White Queen cannot capture the Black Bishop due to the back rank mate threat of Re8#.}