5 Mating Pattern Puzzles from Daily Games (Black)
Last week I posted some mating pattern puzzles from daily games as White (see here).
This week I want to give you some puzzles as Black. As before, I recommend that after solving them you also click through the whole game to see the alternatives etc.
Let's start with a relatively simple one from a recent Sicilian Defense cup.
Next, here's another game from the same Sicilian Defense cup which turns into someting akin to a Marshall Attack.
Continuing with the same theme, this game is from the recent Marshall Attack tournament I've blogged about here. White plays an experimental move (9. Bxd4) and goes down fast.
This is from a Slav tournament where I play London-style with Black.
The final one is from a Ponziani tournament, against a strong opponent, and is one of my favorite games.
I hope you've enjoyed them! Please let me know in the comments.