by Mark Donlan
Step by Step: Tactics is designed to improve your basic tactical skills. For best results, play the position out over-the-board and think for as long as you need without moving the pieces. You can also print out this page and use it as a workbook exercise in a classroom setting.
After the moves 1.a3 c5 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 e5 5.d3 Be7 6.0–0 Be6 7.Nbd2 f5 8.c4 e4 9.Ne1 Nf6 10.cxd5 Bxd5, why was 11.Nc4 a mistake?
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Circle the type of tactics that were involved in this puzzle:
- Discovered Attack
- Double Attack
- En Prise
- Removing the Guard
- Trapped Piece
Huettig,M (2197) – Fahnenschmidt,G (2285)
6th Stuttgart Open Ditzingen GER (7), 27.05.2001
Irregular Opening [A00]
After 11…Bxc4 White resigned as Black wins material because of the pin along the d-file.
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