**How do you find tactics?**

Whenever you are doing tactics, you will notice that the side with the tactical shot will generally always have one or more of the following advantages:

- Advantage in space.
- Advantage in material.
- Weaknesses in the opponent’s position. Such as weakened pawn structure, weak squares, undefended/under defended pieces, weak files, weak diagonals, weak back rank, passive pieces; trapped pieces, pieces locked in or lacking coordination.

__How do you calculate tactics?__

Look for **Forcing Moves:**

**Checks**

**Captures**

**Threats**

You look for these 3 things in the order given.

**Checks** are the most forcing, as the King is being threatened.

**Captures** are next, as you are threatening to win material.

**Threats** are last, since they are the least forcing of the three.

**Forcing Moves** are easier to calculate out, as they are forced lines of continuation.

Start by looking for any **Checks** you may have. Calculate them out as far as you can.

Then calculate out any **Captures** you may have. Calculate them out as far as you can.

Then calculate out any **Threats** you may have. Calculate them out as far as you can.

Once you have found the **Forcing Move** you think is correct. Play it! Right or wrong, go with what you think is the correct move.

After each tactic, whether you got it right or wrong. Make sure you understand the tactical motif, and why you had the correct, or incorrect answer.

how to thinkin order to find it. I am not interested in just getting the solution move, stockfish can give me that but i won't learn anything from it.