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

The Improving Annotator


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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

"There are more adventures on a chessboard than on all the seas of the world"
— Pierre Mac ORLAN, via Jose Spaleniec, Paris