Our series on chess tactics continues today with three intriguing positions from our new Chessable course on Brutal Chess Tactics, by Grandmaster Temur Kuybokarov and
There are three parts to the course: Eldorado, Brutality and GM Challenge, offering challenging material for players rated from 1600 to 2800.
Here are three positions to consider. We shall return to them towards the end of this post, but think about them first to see if you can fathom out the relevant tactics.
Brutal Chess Tactics: Sample One
White to Play
This is a variation from the game Harikrishna – Nepomniachtchi, Geneva 2017. A race of attacks is clearly in progress and Black’s significant threats down the a-file appear to be fatal. What should White do?