Chess Puzzles / Games

Black to Play

This is from a 5-minute game I played recently played as Black. It’s your move, and you have three minutes and nineteen seconds to come up with your reply to White’s BxN on d5.

White to Play

Alertness is a key factor when playing a game of chess. In today’s position Aroshidze was alert and Renteria wasn’t. The game, played in Spain this month, opened this way: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Bd3 Nxe4 6.Bxe4 Nd7 7.Qe2 Nf6. How did alertness pay off here?