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Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Back Rank

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Back Rank

Learn to checkmate from a national champion!

GM Patrick Wolff, a two-time US Champion, is back with another series of educational tactics! Often times there is a critical weakness in the opponent's position known as the back rank weakness. This is when the opponent's King is placed on the back rank and there are other pieces in front of the King or covering the squares in front of the King which in turn traps the King on the back rank which can often lead to a decisive mating attack. Start winning against your opponents' weak back ranks today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • How to identify weak bank ranks!
  • How to avoid having back rank weaknesses of your own!
  • How to set up and deliver checkmate against weak back ranks!
Lesson 1
2 Challenges
Lesson 2

Lesson 2

White to play!
5 Challenges
Lesson 3

Lesson 3

White to play.
2 Challenges
Lesson 4

Lesson 4

Black to play.
3 Challenges
Lesson 5

Lesson 5

White to play.
3 Challenges
Lesson 6

Lesson 6

White to play.
6 Challenges
Lesson 7

Lesson 7

White to play.
4 Challenges
Lesson 8

Lesson 8

Black to play.
4 Challenges
Lesson 9
3 Challenges
Lesson 10

Lesson 10

White to play.
4 Challenges
Lesson 11
2 Challenges
Lesson 12

Lesson 12

White to play.
3 Challenges
Lesson 13

Lesson 13

White to play.
4 Challenges
Lesson 14
3 Challenges
Lesson 15

Lesson 15

Black to play.
2 Challenges
Lesson 16

Lesson 16

Black to play.
4 Challenges
Lesson 17

Lesson 17

Black to play.
3 Challenges
Lesson 18

Lesson 18

Black to play.
2 Challenges
Lesson 19
4 Challenges
Lesson 20
4 Challenges
Lesson 21

Lesson 21

White to play.
5 Challenges
Lesson 22

Lesson 22

White to play.
2 Challenges
Lesson 23
3 Challenges
Lesson 24

Lesson 24

White to play.
3 Challenges
Lesson 25

Lesson 25

Black to play.
6 Challenges
Lesson 26

Lesson 26

Black to play.
3 Challenges
Lesson 27
3 Challenges
Lesson 28

Lesson 28

White to play.
4 Challenges
Lesson 29
3 Challenges
Lesson 30
3 Challenges
Lesson 31

Lesson 31

Black to play.
3 Challenges
Lesson 32

Lesson 32

Black to play.
2 Challenges
Lesson 33

Lesson 33

Black to play.
3 Challenges
Lesson 34

Lesson 34

White to play.
4 Challenges
Lesson 35

Lesson 35

Black to play.
4 Challenges

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Back Rank

Tactics
35 Lessons
No Videos
118 Challenges
Released March 13, 2008
67,395 Students