Welcome back! We will now review some positions from various practice games and tournaments. A few are examples from the Nationals otherwise known as the "Mouse House."
White began the game timidly with 1.e4 e5 2.d3?! Leonardis Variation but has a tactic in the current position.
1)White to Play
Play continued 1.Ne5! Ne5 2.Rf5 [White is much better up a clear pawn] 2...Ng6 3.Bh5?! [uneccessary best was the simple 3.Qf1 or 3.d4 ++=] 3...Nh4 4.d4?? caught snoozing 4...Nf5 -+
White has misplaced the Queen early on (a Very common theme) and Black has a terrific opportunity here.
2)Black to Play
Play continued with the routine 1...Be7 but
1...Ne4! 2.Bd8 Nc3 3.Nc3 Rd8 when Black is up a clear central pawn and much better.
Another misplaced Queen uuugh treat your lady well!
3)White to Play
1.Bh5! crushing +-
Play continued 1.Qe5!? Qe5 2.Bh5 g6 3.Re5 Be7 4.Bg4 and White went on to win after a long battle [Better was 4.Bf3 +=]
4)Black to Play
1...Nd4! 2.Qd1 [2.Qg3 Nh5 3.Qe3 Bg4 is completely mauling -+] 2...Bg4! -+ if 3.f3? Nf3 4.Kh1 Nh2 smashing