Instructive tactical shots for beginners

Instructive tactical shots for beginners

Midi
Midi
Mar 9, 2011, 7:19 AM |
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Here are 5 tactical shots from my live games that I found instructive to analyze. I guess they might be interesting for beginners and/or intermediate players. If you are the next Kasparov this article is not going to do it for you. If you struggle to get above 1300 in live chess, who knows it might be helpful and fun. I present them in the form of my best victories over the helpless anonymous player NN. I leave my tactical blunders (of which there are plenty) to be analyzed by the players who have slaughtered me Wink

 

Position 1 In this game I have built up an attack on the kingside. Black's bishop on d7 is unprotected. How can you make use of that?

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 Position 2 From the same game. I am up in material. So I want to trade eveything off so that black hasn't got any weapons left to surprise me and turn the tables. If you are ahead, try to trade off. I wanted to trade of the queen so I played it to a4. This is a little bit tricky because my queen is protected by another piece the knight. Be careful when you use pieces to protect other pieces, they might come under pressure and then your defence might all of a sudden be gone.

Black gives a check with his knight and now only one move wins for white! The other ones are loosing! What is the correct move?

 

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 Position 3

Black just played Bd6. Adding pressure on white's bishop. White has a number of options.

1) He can retreat the bishop. And this is what Rybka likes: Bd4 The position is equal although black's pawn on g5 looks ugly.

2) He can take the horse or the bishop and then black retakes with the queen and finishes his development.

3) He can protect the bishop with Nf3. This is the option my opponent chose, but this is tactically wrong and looses. Why? Think a minute about it and then scroll down to see what happened.

 

 

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  Position 4

I'm in deep trouble against the same strong opponent. El Midi is about to loose big time. My opponent just pushed his queen to b8 to attack on the queenside. This moves gives away the e7 square for my knight. In desperation I play Ne7. What is my idea?

 


 

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Position 5  In this position I played Bh6 to trade off the bishops. Black mistakes this for a free gift. Which I occasionally do in Blitz chess. Sometimes I am very generous and actually give my queen away free of charge. But always be suspicious of free gifts. It might be a blunder to think that your opponent just blundered! Do you see why?
 
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