Tactic Teardown #3

Welcome to the third installment of Tactic Teardown, a series where we go over tactics problems in detail rather than making the first move that comes to mind. Let's jump right in. Tactic #1 Analyze on chess.com Before looking at moves to make let's go over observations use the ChessGoals method to solve any tactics problem. Observations Black is up a pawnWhite has the bishop pairBoth kings are very safeWhite has a big hole on c6 that they could exploit in the futureBlack has a great outpost square on c4…

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Tactic Teardown #2

Welcome back to Tactic Teardown, a series where we go over chess tactics in detail rather than just looking at the problem and making the first move that comes to mind. You can see the previous edition here and be notified of future posts by subscribing below. Tactic #1 Try this problem on chess.com Before I look at solving the problem, I'll first go over all the observations I can make about the position. Observations Black is up an exchange and down one pawn.White has a quick mating attack. For…

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Tactic Teardown #1

Welcome to our newest series, Tactic Teardown, where we analyze tactics problems and break down their solutions. If you want to follow along and get e-mail notifications for each tactic teardown post in the future then subscribe to ChessGoals e-mail notifications. In this edition I will break down two tactics problems I got from chesstempo, one of my favorite sites for tactics. My chesstempo tactics rating is around 1600, with a 1700 peak. These problems are rated in the 1500-1600 range. If these problems are at or above your rating…

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