# Capturing Pieces

Learn these tactics to capture more of your opponent's pieces!

Have you ever wondered if you should trade your rook for a knight? Do you want to be able to set up forks and other cool tactics? Then this is the course for you! By learning these tactical ideas you will start winning more material, and you will also start recognizing when your opponent is threatening these tricks and avoid them! Increase your tactical abilities and watch your rating skyrocket!

Here is what you will learn:

• Piece values and why they matter
• How to identify hanging pieces
• Forks, pins, skewers, and other tactics!

### Value of the Pieces

Each piece has a numerical value that can help you evaluate whether exchanging it makes sense. pawns = 1, knights = 3, bishops = 3, rooks = 5, queens = 9, kings = the whole game!
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### Tactics and Hanging Pieces

Tactics are the types of moves you can use to gain an immediate advantage. Watch out for which pieces are unprotected each turn. If you can capture one, it's usually a good idea!
3 分钟
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### Counting Captures

It's usually a good idea to capture something if you have more attacking pieces than the opponent has defending pieces. That way you will get to make the first and last capture.
7 分钟
5 挑战

### Forks

One way to win material is to attack more than one piece at a time with one of your own. This technique is known as a fork.
3 分钟
5 挑战

### Pins

A pin occurs when a piece is under attack and cannot move without exposing a more valuable piece to capture. An absolute pin occurs when a piece is pinned against a king.
2 分钟
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### Piling Up

Once you have pinned a piece, it can't or shouldn't move. Often the best way to take advantage is to add more attacking pieces until the pinned piece can be captured in the best way.
1 分钟
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### Skewers

A skewer occurs when one piece attacks an opposing piece, that has a less valuable piece behind it, that can be captured once it moves.
2 分钟
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### Kötü Değişimlerden Kaçınmak

İyi taşlarınızla daha az değerli olan taşları değişme hatasına düşmeyin. Her turda olası tüm taş almaları değerlendirmeniz önemlidir.
5 分钟
5 挑战

### Your Opponent's Move

It’s important to pay attention to what your opponent is trying to do each turn. Watch the video to learn more about what to watch for.
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9 课程
34分钟
45 挑战