By Mark Donlan
Step by Step: Tactics is designed to test and 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.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f4 e5 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 Be7 9.0-0 0-0 10.Qe2 Nc5 11.fxe5 dxe5, why was 12.Nxe5 a mistake?Scroll down for more options
Circle the type of tactics that were involved in this puzzle:
- Discovered Attack
- Double Attack
- En Prise
- Removing the Guard
- Trapped Piece
Kemeny,M (2098) – Homuth,M (2230)
14th Kieler Open Kiel GER (5), 20.08.2001
Sicilian Defense [B93]
12.Nxe5 was met with the fork 12…Qd4+ winning the knight on e5.
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