Advanced Tactics

Advanced Tactics

Destroy your opponents with mind-blowing sacrifices!

Have you ever watched a Mikhail Tal or Paul Morphy game in complete awe of their attacking abilities? Have you ever analyzed one of your games only to find out that you missed an insane tactic? Then this course is for you! By learning these advanced tactical ideas you will increase your ability to blow your opponent off of the board with incredible combinations!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Exchange sacrifices to bring your opponent to their knees
  • How to take advantage of an overloaded defender
  • Clearance sacrifices to set up the final winning stroke
  • How to disrupt your opponent's pieces with interference
  • Underpromotion for checkmate
Exchange Sacrifices

Exchange Sacrifices

Sometimes your position is more important than material. Give now to get more later. One of the most common good sacrifices is the exchange sacrifice. It can be a common attacking idea to expose the opponent's king. It's also a good defensive idea sometimes, when it can eliminate a strong attacking piece. Two pawns or some other positional advantages are often sufficient compensation for the exchange.
7 minuten
5 Uitdagingen
Clearance Sacrifices

Clearance Sacrifices

A clearance sacrifice is when you sacrifice a piece simply to get it out of the way of your other pieces. Often these sacrifices will gain time and give you an irresistible attack.
3 minuten
5 Uitdagingen
Overloading

Overloading

Chess pieces are not good at defending more than one thing at a time. If a piece is defending too many things it is overloaded. You can often capture one thing to distract the piece and then capture something else or checkmate once there's no longer a defender.
4 minuten
5 Uitdagingen
Interference

Interference

Disrupt your opponent's coordinated pieces by sacrificing one of your own. Interference sacrifices occur when you sacrifice a piece to block a defender from guarding a key square, mate or piece.
4 minuten
5 Uitdagingen
Underpromotion

Underpromotion

Before you hurry and promote to a Queen, check if there isn't a better piece to be had. Occasionally a rook or bishop promotion will help avoid a stalemate. More often players promote to a knight in order to create a fork.
5 minuten
5 Uitdagingen

Lessen

Advanced Tactics

Controle Nemen
5 Lessen
23 Minuten
25 Uitdagingen
Uitgegeven June 1, 2011
126.438 Studenten