Tactics

Strategy and Tactics

Erro ergo sum: analysis and error

Upon the pin

Blunders at East Devon

Contents

Introduction

This long collection is the result of computer-searching a database of games from the East Devon Congress this year (1999). I had 222 games to analyse, courtesy of Ian George who had the thankless task of bashing them all in: 111 from the Major section (U155), and 111 from the Premier (U205).

Tim's Tactics

Many thanks to Tim for volunteering this excellent tactics work-out

Update 2015:

Themes discussed were:
Forcing moves: checks captures and threats
Loose pieces
Trapped Kings
Moves that SMITE

Essential checkmate patterns

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Tactical surprises

28th_July_09 Tactical surprises

Tactical surprises: a preliminary sketch

the problem:

Let's have a look at an example:

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Chess Quotes

"Flip-Coin Chess: Does not pay attention to all (or sometimes even any!)
of the threats generated by the opponent's previous move.

Hope Chess: Does pay attention to all the threats generated by the
opponent's previous move, but, before making their current move, does
not check to make sure that all checks, captures, and threats by the
opponent on the next move (in reply to that move) can be safely met.

Real Chess: Not only deals with opponent's threats from the previous
move but, before making their move, also makes sure that the opponent

— Dan HEISMAN