Tactical opportunities

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Roger de Coverly
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Tactical opportunities

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:44 am

A recent league game reached this position



First time round I missed the trick and played 20. .. h6 defending against nebulous back rank ideas. My opponent missed it as well and played 21. Rd2 after which the combination is still on.



So how easy is it to spot?

NickFaulks
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Re: Tactical opportunities

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:15 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:44 am
So how easy is it to spot?
Now you've told us there is a trick in the position, fairly trivial. Without such assistance, for me it would be a matter of luck and I can only hope that I would spot it on a good day. It doesn't help that Black is obviously doing fine and is thinking in terms of winning by routine means.

Paul Dargan
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Re: Tactical opportunities

Post by Paul Dargan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:32 am

It looks like a combination of c4, e4 and Bh4 should pick-up an exchange?

Somewhat hard, as the early moves are somewhat anti-positional (giving away d4). There was a debate about how people miss anti-positional tactical moves during the Carlsen-Jones game (...f4 winning the bishop)

Paul

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