Every Chess Tactic Explained

Every Chess Tactic Explained

Now updated with more tactics!

WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni explains many tactics that will help you win your own games. 

  • Double attacks
  • Forks
  • Pins
  • Skewers
  • Discovered Attacks
  • Decoys
  • Remove The Defender
  • Interference
  • Trapped Pieces

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Double Attacks

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Double Attacks

WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni kicks off her overview of every chess tactic that you'll want to know with a discussion of double attacks, possibly the most important tactical motif in all of chess!
9 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Forks

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Forks

Fiona Steil-Antoni is back with a discussion of one of the most essential chess tactics, forks! Using one piece to attack two opposing pieces will win you many games. See if you can solve Fiona's fork puzzles.
10 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Pins

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Pins

WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni in back to discuss one of the most essential tactics in chess, pins. They can win material right away or tie your opponent down for many moves.
13 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Skewers

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Skewers

WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni is back with an overview of another key tactic, skewers. When you see two opposing pieces lined up, there's often a chance to win material.
11 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Discovered Attacks

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Discovered Attacks

Discovered attacks, also called discoveries are one of the most easily overlooked ways to win material. WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni is here to walk you through it.
12 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Decoys

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Decoys

When your opponent's pieces are stopping your tactics, you may need to decoy one away. WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni shows you how!
11 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Interference

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Interference

Sometimes the only way to win is to interfere with your opponent's plans. WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni demonstrates how to throw a roadblock in the middle of your opponent's defenses.
9 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Remove The Defender

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Remove The Defender

When your opponent has everything defended, you don't need to give up on tactics. Look for a way to remove a defender and then win material. WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni brings you the details.
11 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Trapped Pieces

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Trapped Pieces

You can often win material by simply attacking a piece as long as it has nowhere to go. WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni shows you how to trap pieces and win them in your own games.
9 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Zugzwang

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Zugzwang

Usually, it's helpful for it to be your turn, but sometimes it can be disastrous? WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni will show you how zugzwang can be one of the most dangerous tactics in chess.
20 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Promotion

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Promotion

Pawn promotion is a common endgame strategy, but it can happen tactically at any stage of the game. WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni demonstrates how to use powerful promotion tricks to win games.
15 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Intermediate Moves

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Intermediate Moves

When you're in the middle of a trade, keep your eyes out for forcing moves in another part of the board. WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni shows you how to use intermediate moves to win games.
15 min
5 Challenges
Every Chess Tactic Explained: Clearance

Every Chess Tactic Explained: Clearance

One of the most spectacular tactics in chess is when you can sacrifice to open lines to the opponent's king. WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni teaches you how to do it.
18 min
5 Challenges

Every Chess Tactic Explained

Tactics
13 Lessons
163 Minutes
65 Challenges
Released July 27, 2021
8,433 Students