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Activating Your Pieces

Activating Your Pieces

Make the most of each piece by finding its best square

  • Breakthrough

    Your opponent is defending well - learn how to break down the walls of resistance.

    • 7 min
    • 6 challenges
  • Pawns in the Middlegame

    Learn how pawns lead the way into the middlegame after your pieces are developed.

    • 7 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Blockading Pawns

    Passed pawns can be deadly - learn how to stop them in their tracks.

    • 5 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Isolated and Hanging Pawns

    Sharpen your attacking and defensive skills with these two essential pawn structures!

    • 7 min
    • 6 challenges
  • Outposts

    Drive your pieces to advanced squares and dominate your opponent with an outpost.

    • 6 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Using the Bishop Pair

    Meet the bishop pair and use their awesome power to your advantage.

    • 8 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Bishops vs Knights

    The bishop vs. knight rivalry is one of the greatest battles - learn how to come out on top.

    • 8 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Batteries

    Unlock the full potential of your long-range pieces by focusing them on the same lines.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Pigs on the 7th Rank

    Witness the power of two hungry rooks let loose on the 7th rank.

    • 5 min
    • 6 challenges
  • Windmill

    This rare but powerful tactic will end the game with a series of unstoppable captures.

    • 6 min
    • 5 challenges
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