Chess Tactics Explained

In some of the previous lessons we have learned about the pin and how we could make use of a pin in order to win a piece. All these lessons started with a position in which two enemy pieces were aligned with each other. In order to create an absolute pin the opponent’s king has to be placed on the same line, file or diagonal as one of his other pieces.

The next step is to learn how to force this alignment.

Before I am going to write a lesson about this positioning of the opponent’s pieces I refer you to another site with some very interesting chess lessons, because it contains a lesson about Pushing the Enemy King into Line. The purpose of this lessons seems to be identical:

Our next task is to learn how to create that alignment when it doesn’t already exist. The principal tools we will use here are checks that push the king into a line with one of its fellow pieces, or that require an enemy piece to jump into line with its king to protect it. Or sometimes a capture may require a king to recapture and cause it to walk into a pin.

Therefor I am going to skip this lesson since a similar lesson exists at Chess Tactics Explained. This chess lessons site seems to be very interesting and consists of six chapters. These chapters deal with the following subjects:

  1. Introduction
  2. Double attack
  3. Discovered attack
  4. Pin and skewer
  5. Removing the guard
  6. Mating patterns

In addition to the on-line lessons a hard copy version of this site is available.
We continue with replacing a piece.

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