In grandmaster Jacob Aagaard's book "Excelling at Positional Chess" he describes the Queen as being the wizard of the game, (rooks - cannons, bishops - archers, knights - cavalry.)
In these tactical excercises found in Tactics Trainer, it will be... | Read More
An underestimated tactic which if studied and added to a chess player's armoury of tactics will make them a dangerous adversary.
This puzzle comes from a position between Capablanca and Fonaroff New York 1904. It is in fact a brilliant tactical c... | Read More
An essential part of the game is recognising the patterns which are formed in mating nets. Practising tactical exercises is a good way of reinforcing the memory of these patterns.
An example in which I was able to spot a very important pattern is... | Read More
The game gives us a satisfaction that Life denies us. And for the Chess player, the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named 'combination'. ~ Emanual Lasker
A collection of puzzle links for combinations which res... | Read More
Winning your opponent's queen is a quick way to win a game of chess.
How often do these opportunities arise and are just missed?
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This glitch in tactics trainer left me feeling like I'd won on the scratchies! The same 1 move problem came up 6 times consecutively. Even the timer wasn't working - I know I took a few seconds the first time.
Apr 15, 2013 12:02 AM
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Links to Tactics Trainer "Knockout Checkmates"
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What makes the queen and knight duo so dynamic? They seem to fit together like hand and glove when they start checking the enemy king.
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One goal I have is to learn those essential endgame lessons. In this thread I'll keep track of lessons with puzzles and links to Tactics Trainer puzzles.
The current stats for this problem are:
Problem I... | Read More
As we head into the endgame we're often faced with the decision of whether to trade or not. It might be like for like, as in removing a pair of rooks or an exchange leading to a material imbalance, such as a minor piece for three pawns or a bishop... | Read More