23. Dec, 2019

Tactics & draws

Chess trivia: The first game in space was played by the crew of Russia's Soyuz 9 against Ground Control. It ended in a draw.

"If your opponent offers you a draw, try to work out why he thinks he's worse off" (Nigel Short)
 Don't we all get a bit psychological when faced with a draw offer ? It definitely helps to know your opponents well otherwise you will just have to guess whether or not they are fooling around.

In this position Black has just moved. Why might Black offer a draw here ?

🤔 Can you find a winning tactic for White ?

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