Morning chess tactic

Today’s position is from one of my games in the Spanish Team Championship in 2013, I was white against the young spanish IM Jaime Santos Latasa (2452).

Black’s last move was 31..Kh7. Can you spot the best continuation for white?

R. Castellanos - J. Santos White to play and win

R. Castellanos – J. Santos White to play and win

Written by (IM) Renier Castellanos


Solution to yesterday’s tactic:

Black to play and win

Black to play and win

34…Rb1+! 35.Bf1 (35.Kh2 is just bad because 35…Rxd6 36.exd6 Qxd6+) …Qb5!! 36.Rxd8 Qxf1+ 37.Kh2 Qg1+ 38.Kg3 Rb3 39.Rd3 and here the key move of the whole variation …g5!! white is lost as he can’t prevent f5-f4+. The game went on with 40.Qxg5 Rxd3+ 41.f3 Qe1+ 42.Kh3 Rxf3+! White Resigns. A beautiful finnish by GM Michael Roiz.

Written by (IM) Renier Castellanos

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