Tactics & Combinations 1

Feb 15, 2014, 1:15 AM |

Just for entertainment I want to share nice and exciting tactical combinations in this blog, no matter if they are from classic or recent top level games or from amateur games (why not even from low[er] rated players as well) or if from composed studies and problems.

All teachers say there is hardly anything else you can benefit from more than from training your tactical skills.

By the way, you don't always have to find mates or extremely decisive combinations, in some cases it "only" leads to some kind of material advantage but at least of one minor piece! Of course, in some other cases, the advantage will be big/decisive or even end in a mate!

Have fun!


Position 1 (easy)


Position 2 (a little tougher/more complicated)

Position 3 (medium) Black is three pawns up but lost!

Position 4: (medium) Black has several good options, what is his best?

Position 5: (tough)

Position 6: (tough)