Removing the Defender (+ Video)
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Removing the Defender (+ Video)

FM michechess89
Apr 8, 2019, 8:49 AM |

Hello everyone. As you already know, tactics is a very important aspect of the game if you want to raise your level. In this post, I’m going to explain 7 selected puzzles, where you have to win using a Tactical Theme we call Elimination of the Defender.

We talk about Elimination of the Defender (or Removing the Defender), when we have a winning tactical sequence, but to make it work, we need to eliminate some defender, which is protecting some important square. To get that, usually, we’ll need to sacrifice some valuable piece so we can do the winning sequence.   

Let’s see some examples. I encourage you to try to find the solutions for some minutes.

In this video you can find variations and explanations for 7 selected diagrams.

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** (Right click in the question mark (?) to see the solutions, also it’s all explained in the video)

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