Smell the tactics coming in :)

Feb 1, 2015, 2:08 AM |

Amit mentioned in a comment elsewhere that we don't know when there's tactics in the position on the board.

That is indeed an important difference between solving tactic puzzles and looking at a position at the chessboard during a game, where there might or might not be tactics possible.

However, I am convinced that most chess players can develop a sense to feel when there might be tactics in a chess position during a game.

Let's a have a look at it with a puzzle from a game I've just played, black to move and win :

Now let's look at the prologue of this :