One, two, three – king me! Not sure – don’t attack! (part one)
Sometimes you believe that a grandmaster never falls for combinations. And even more so for one move combinations. But no – an illusion! Even grandmasters sometimes get caught!
In our section ‘From simple to hard’ we always wonder, if it is really all from real games. Is it possible? ‘It is possible!’ we say and offer the fragments from the games of the recent SCO tournament in Ufa. It was already in the first games of rapid and blitz when we saw all kinds of combinations. From a simple “Arrow” to… However, see for yourself!
|Why don’t I collect 6 pieces at once?!|
|Huseynov Farhad – Tsogtbaatar Sukhbat. Round 7, game 1, rapid|
Due to a careless attack on white’s central piece ’23’ black lost the opportunity to continue the fight losing 6 checkers at once!
|I wanted to attack the opponent’s piece… And then you’ll see for yourself…|
|Calasans Carina – Fedorovich Darja. Round 2, game 2, rapid |
A training example similar to the position from the book.
|Tsogtbaatar Sukhbat – Chizhov Alexey. Round 22, game 1, blitz |
And sometimes it is dangerous to attack even at the very beginning of the game.
|Valjuk Andrej – Artikov Alisher. Round 11, game 1, rapid |
It seems that the white center is strong and they have the initiative, but… one wrong move with an attack and…
1… 27-22?? 30-34, and a combination follows. 2. 22:11 13-18 3. 39:30 18:40 4. 45:34 24:35 5. 28-23 25-30! with a breakthrough.
|Sometimes the enemy needs to be prepared and asked to attack… By making a very naive suggestion|
|Tsogtbaatar Sukhbat – Zeng Qianrang. Round 11, game 2, rapid |
On white’s move 1. 33-28 black unexpectedly for the opponent made the move 1… 14-20!?! White really wanted to attack… And then…
2. 30-25?? 26-31!! 3. 25:12 31:33 4. 28:39 8:41 with black winning.
|But there are times when you have to attack yourself to set a simple trap.|
|Li Zhenyu – Shaibakov Ainur. Round 23, game 1, blitz |
Ainur attacked the opponent’s piece and waited for an answer. The answer did not disappoint him.
|And the following examples from the grandees will serve for analysis in China.|
|Chizhov Alexey – Zeng Qianrang. Round 10, game 1, rapid |
And here is a combination ‘bridge’. But not at once. Black played…
|Amrillaev Murodullo – Zeng Qianrang. Round 11, game 2, rapid |
And already in the next round, however, in the second game Murodullo Amrillaev showed a more complex example with an attack and an inevitable combination.
And the highlight from Alexander Getmanski
|Getmanski Alexander – Tsogtbaatar Sukhbat. Round 12, game 1, blitz |
The cultural shock was experienced by Alexander Getmanski‘s rival. So, in this position black decided to carry out Dussault’s sacrifice.
|to be continued…|