Daily chess tactics #11

Daily chess tactics #11

Black to play and win.

Daily chess tactics #10 – solution

Daily chess tactic #10 problem was:

Black to play and win.

Solution:

This one is particularly nice. Black first sacrifices the rook.

1… Rxb2!! 2 Nxb2

Then he continues with the obvious

2 … c3

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Carlsen – Karjakin, Game twelve

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 28TH OF NOVEMBER…

The above title was prepared specifically for the aftermath of the Carlsen – Karjakin game twelve.

Because  Guy Fawkes references seemed appropriate to praise the champion after grandiose final  struggle which was expected.

Alas, no one really counted on Magnus playing like Mourinho teams in his last White game of the match. Because playing a harmless opening variation and forcing a quick draw isn’t something that is expected from a fighting champion.

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Carlsen – Karjakin, Game eleven

SHORT, BUT INTENSIVE STRUGGLE IN THE LAST “SPANISH CARAVAN”

One game remains in the Carlsen – Karjakin World Championship match. After the draw in the Carlsen – Karjakin game eleven, the scores are tied at 5.5-5.5 and the tension is at its peak.

If we imagined Carlsen dancing with the devil in the aftermath of the game ten, than there is no reason not to mention the famous Doors song in the context of the game eleven, wouldn’t you agree?

Because if Karjakin had any ambitions to finish the match before the tiebreaks, before the last game it is probably safe to say that that “CARAVAN” has now definitely left the… CARAVAN STATION?

Since it is probably not very likely that Magnus will again Karjakin serious chances with the Black pieces, as happened in game eight. 

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Carlsen – Karjakin, game ten

CARLSEN GRINDS THE WIN AFTER THE “COMEDY OF ERRORS” IN GAME TEN

I would like to start this post with the good old Latin saying, that goes “Errare humanum est,  perservare diabolicum.”

Because, to the endless joy of all the haters of “Dicta et sententiae“, Carlsen – Karjakin game ten confirmed that everything with the “Roman origin” should be taken “cum grano salis”.

If you are not familiar with the translation because you have life, let me explain. The rough translation of the saying above would be : “It is of the human to make mistakes, it is of the devil to continue making them.

And while Karjakin was the one that kept making mistakes,   Carlsen was the one “devilishly” lucky to avoid the draw in the early stages of the game ten. Therefore,  with the simple deduction it is easy to conclude that “There is something rotten in the kingdom of.. Rome?”

Further evidence can be found in the fact that Carlsen can be considered a true master of the chess game.

And also, it is viable to assume that after the game Carlsen couldn’t resist but to dance a victory dance in the solitude of his apartment.

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