WHITE TO PLAY!!
White is a FIDE Master and the match score is 1.5-1.5 so this winning tactic won the match for my "Tenacity" team.
1. Rxc6! and Black is down material. Black resigned after 1. ...Bxd5 2.Rxc8; 1. ...Rxc6 runs into a fork 2.Ne7+ with 3.Nxc6 to follow.
League4545 is hosted online by the Internet Chess Club (ICC), www.chessclub.com and teams that make the play-offs get membership extensions which is a nice way to save money.
The time control is 45 minutes with 45 second increments and it's a nice alternative to constant blitzing. You can actually slow down and think. The only annoying part is scheduling your weekly games with players from different time zones.
Having a FIDE-titled player on board one is also fun. You can learn from his play.
If you play on ICC, give this league a try. You might like it. New rounds start all the time. You can put in your name and team captains looking for players will contact you.
And, remember, practice your tactics because they win you matches!
NCM Vas Sladek
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