MISSED TACTICS 1

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Apr 15, 2018, 12:51 PM |
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Juniors and students should review all of their previous games, looking for improvements along with tactics which could be grouped together to create a puzzle set by theme. Old games are golden.

 

A missed tactic is an overlooked opportunity to win material or deliver mate. Many junior games are won or lost based on missed tactics, which you must spot the first time before the moment is gone. These examples are from junior games played here, understanding that they were typically rapid or blitz time controls, and sometimes the opponent overlooked the win meaning both sides missed it.

 

1) White to Play

 

 

2) Black to Play

 

 

3) White to Play

 

 

4) Black to Play

 

 

 5) White to Play

 

 

6) Black to Play

 

 

7) White to Play

 

 

8) Black to Play

 

 

9) White to Play

 

 

 10) Black to Play

 

 

1) 1. d4 (Fork).

2) 1 ... Qf3# (Mate).

3) 1. Qc4+ Kh8 2. Qxc5 (Fork).

4) 1 ... Qd1# (Mate).

5) 1. Bxg7! Kxg7 2. Rxe7+ (Remove the Guard).

6) 1 ... d4 (Pin).

7) 1. Bxf7+! Kxf7 2. Qh5+ g6 3. Qxc5 (Fork).

8) 1 ... Bc5! (Counter-Pin) 2. Bxc5 Qxc5+ & 3 ... Qxc3.

9) 1. Re8+ (Royal Fork) Qxe8 2. Bxe8 and White won, but quicker is 2. Qf6+ Kg8 3. Qg7# (Mate).

10) 1 ... Nxd5 2. Bxd8 Nf4+! (Zwischenzug) & 3 ... Rxd8.