More Tactical Sharpness

Here’s some more tactical sharpness, this time by the Chinese lady star, Hou Yifan. I don’t think Anatoly Karpov appreciated the strength of 18.b5! until it was too late and White soon emerged with an extra piece. I now know why my Dad wants me to practice tactics every day, you need to be on your guard against such ideas all the time:

Sam Davies


Author: Sam Davies

Sam Davies is the 15 year old son of GM Nigel Davies and a keen chess player in his own right. After a slow start with the game he has made rapid progress in the last few years and is now winning tournaments. Unlike other juniors he does not play in junior tournaments and likes playing positional chess.