Step by Step: Tactics #66
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. Also, be sure to subscribe to our Daily Chess Puzzle email.
After the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qh4 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.Be3 Nge7 7.Nf3 Qh5, how did White win?
[FEN “r1b1k2r/ppppnppp/2n5/2b4q/4P3/2N1BN2/PPP2PPP/R2QKB1R w KQkq – 0 8”]
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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
Kulaots,K (2531) – Geller,J (2417)
Aeroflot Open Moscow RUS (5), 07.02.2002
Scotch Game [C45]
8.g4! wins a piece for White, because the black queen is deflected from protecting the bishop on c5.
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