Turkey Shoot Chess Tournament

Turkey Shoot Chess Tournament

aalv
aalv
Dec 2, 2015, 10:15 AM |
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Hey Guys!

This weekend I went to San Antonio for a 2-day, 5-round chess tournament, and got 4 out of 5 in the u1800 section. I did not play anyone below 1600, and only lost to a 1750 rated guy. My rating went up from 1395 to 1607. I feel like it was probably the best tournament I ever played.

I will put the winning tactic as a puzzle and please try to solve them BEFORE you look at the game it was based on.

 

This puzzle is based on the winning tactic in my first game.

This is the game from round one:

 

This puzzle is based on the winning tactic in the second game:

 
This is the game from round two:
 
 
 
This next tactic is from my opponent's point of view:
 
 
This is the game from round three:
 
 
 
This Puzzle is based on the winning tactic in the fourth game:
 
 
This is the game from round four:
 
 
This puzzle is based on the winning tactic from the fifth game:
 
 
This tactic saved me from check mate without losing much material:
 
 
And Finally, the fifth and last game of the tournament:
 
 

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my games and solving the puzzles! Thank you and please comment your thoughts!!!   Cool