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Alexey Troitsky's Studies

Alexey Troitsky's Studies

Alexey Troitsky was one of the founders of chess study composition. He wrote many amazing studies and also left his mark on several practical endgames. His studies frequently included themes of dominated bishops and moments when it's OK to allow promotion. Get ready for a challenge and some of the most beautiful studies ever composed!

NM
Jeremy Kane
7 Lessen
Meesterschap
Richard Reti's Studies

Richard Reti's Studies

Richard Reti was one of the strongest chess players of the early 1900s and one of the first great chess study composers! Try a few of his best studies, from the basic to the extremely complex!

NM
Jeremy Kane
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Use Your Pieces Tactically

Use Your Pieces Tactically

Each chess piece has a specialty. Learn as GM Dejan Bojkov demonstrates the strongest tactical use of every piece!

GM
Dejan Bojkov
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Tatev's Favorite Studies

Tatev's Favorite Studies

Tatev Abrahamyan analyzes five studies by the great composer Alois Wotawa. Find out Tatev's best puzzle solving strategies that can help with puzzles and real games.

WGM
Tatev Abrahamyan
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Tactical Ideas in the Endgame

Tactical Ideas in the Endgame

Join GM Simon Williams as he demonstrates that amazing tactics can occur at any point in the game, including quiet-looking endgames. Follow along and learn how to win endgames with zugzwang, breakthroughs and unexpected mates!

GM
Simon Williams
5 Lessen
Meesterschap
Improve Your Puzzle Rush

Improve Your Puzzle Rush

Are you excited about Puzzle Rush? Thousands of chess players are hooked on this incredibly fun and fast-paced tactical training on Chess.com. GM Simon Williams, a tactical whiz himself, shows some of the common themes in Puzzle Rush challenges. Join us and pump up your Puzzle Rush score!

GM
Simon Williams
7 Lessen
Gevorderd, Meesterschap
Combinations of Mikhail Tal Part 3

Combinations of Mikhail Tal Part 3

The tactical heritage of Mikhail Tal is enormous and I hope that a third course on his brilliant ideas will please the reader...and bring the reader to the next level of tactical mastery!

Chess.com Team
10 Lessen
Meesterschap
Combinations of Mikhail Tal Part 2

Combinations of Mikhail Tal Part 2

Mikhail Tal was the eighth world champion (1960). He shined like a meteor all his life and was known for his brilliant attacking chess. His play could be described by all the colours of the rainbow. All of them, but the grey one! Enjoy his sparkling combinations!

Chess.com Team
9 Lessen
Meesterschap
Tactics from the Old Masters

Tactics from the Old Masters

"Level X: Advanced Tactics" contains tactical problems that will challenge a player rated Elo or USCF 1700 or higher if attempted without using any of the hints.

Chess.com Team
88 Lessen
Meesterschap
Checkmate Patterns You Should Know

Checkmate Patterns You Should Know

Practice essential checkmating patterns with GM Simon Williams! Learn these incredible ideas to shock your opponents and win!

GM
Simon Williams
15 Lessen
Halfgevorderd - Meesterschap
Advanced Tactics

Advanced Tactics

Learn from GM Ben Finegold as he demonstrates the sort of practical and tricky tactics that win and lose games. Watch Ben's wins and losses, as well as tactics from World Champions.

CCSCATL
2 Lessen
Meesterschap
En Prise Please!

En Prise Please!

We've all seen the sac, sac, mate pattern a thousand times. Here, you'll see that sometimes the right path is not to capture a piece, but to put one of yours "en prise" - leaving it hanging out to dry. You'll need to see many examples before looking for this idea in your own games.

Chess.com Team
10 Lessen
Meesterschap
Master Tactics

Master Tactics

They say that chess is 99% tactics - ultimately, tactics are the difference between a win, loss, or draw. In this course we will be delving further into the realm of tactics and seeing some master-level patterns.

Chess.com Team
9 Lessen
Meesterschap
The Technique of Calculation

The Technique of Calculation

In this series we will test your ability to calculate complex variations featuring a variety of tactical themes and checkmates. You'll be asked to find the best moves in games of world-class players such as David Bronstein, Robert Fischer, and Vladimir Kramnik. Are you up to the challenge? Good luck!

Chess.com Team
10 Lessen
Meesterschap
Clever Escapes from Common Mating Attacks

Clever Escapes from Common Mating Attacks

Raise the shields! Most players would rather attack than defend - but if you want to take your game to the next level, you must learn the art of defense. Developing solid defensive skills will improve your understanding of chess - and your rating. This course will give you ideas and tricks every tournament player needs to defend against checkmate. Learn to frustrate your attackers and win more games!

Chess.com Team
15 Lessen
Meesterschap
Finding Tricky Tactics

Finding Tricky Tactics

This course is intended to stretch your mind so that you can spot unique solutions to chess situations. In most cases you can't find the right move by "normal" means. The positions are drawn from my book "Awesome Chess Moves" (Cardoza). The book contains much more analysis than can be presented here, but the main goal is to get you to consider moves that may seem outrageous and see how they work.

Chess.com Team
15 Lessen
Meesterschap
Combinations of Mikhail Tal

Combinations of Mikhail Tal

The 8th World Champion Mikhail Tal was one of the most brilliant chess players of all time. His games inspired not only the spectators, but his opponents as well. Sharp sacrifices were his trademark, often played by instinct rather than by calculating concrete variations.

Chess.com Team
24 Lessen
Meesterschap
The Power of the Capture-Check

The Power of the Capture-Check

This course teaches you to use the power of a capture-check in your calculations. You will learn to examine capture-checks in every complicated situation. No matter how foolish the move may seem at first glance, it may be the key to complicated tactics.

Chess.com Team
21 Lessen
Meesterschap
Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Misplaced Pieces

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Misplaced Pieces

Sometimes in chess the pieces can step on each others toes and get in the way of one another. This allows for the opportunity of trapping pieces and exploiting the opponent's misplaced pieces. Here you will see many examples of misplaced pieces and how to take immediate advantage.

Chess.com Team
15 Lessen
Meesterschap
Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Clearance Sacrifice

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Clearance Sacrifice

In a clearance sacrifice the sacrificing player aims to vacate the square the sacrificed piece stood on, either to open up for his own pieces, or to put another, more useful piece on the same square. In this course you will learn how to use this tactical idea successfully so that you will be able to use this idea in your own games.

Chess.com Team
24 Lessen
Meesterschap
Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Double Attacks

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Double Attacks

A "double attack" occurs when two pieces make two attacks at the same time. The difference between a fork and a double attack is that a fork is one piece attacking two things at the same time, while a double attack is two pieces making two attacks at the same time. The trick to seeing this possibility in any chess position is to look for any situation where one piece is "covered" by another piece, where if the piece where to become "uncovered", it would create a threat.

Chess.com Team
29 Lessen
Meesterschap
Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Interference

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Interference

Interference occurs when the line between an attacked piece and its defender is interrupted by sacrificially interposing a piece. It is a chess tactic which seldom arises, and is therefore often overlooked. Opportunities for interference are rare because the defended object must be more valuable than the sacrificed piece, and the interposition must itself represent a threat. But when this opportunity does arise it can reap huge rewards!

Chess.com Team
21 Lessen
Meesterschap
Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Smother Tactics

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Smother Tactics

This course will bring many examples of the smother tactic in chess and how it can be used to put a quick finish to the enemy's king.

Chess.com Team
16 Lessen
Meesterschap
Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Back Rank

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Back Rank

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.

Chess.com Team
35 Lessen
Meesterschap
Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Discovered Check & Double Check

Champion Tactics with GM Wolff - Discovered Check & Double Check

These are a specific kind of Double Attack or Discovered Attack. A "Discovered Check" happens when one piece moves away and "uncovers" check against the king by the piece behind it. "Double Check" is the same thing, except that the piece moving away also puts the king into check, so the king is attacked by two pieces at once.

Chess.com Team
33 Lessen
Meesterschap

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