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

From: Dan Scoones

Moments when you should sense DANGER in chess:

  1. There has been a change in the pawn structure. Your opponent has 8 and you don't have any.
  2. Your opponent begins to throw pawns at your eyes.
  3. You have a postion won but your opponent has a gun.
  4. The Director tells you not to bother turning in your scoresheet after the game.
  5. Before game begins you notice your opponents 1st initials are 'GM'.
  6. After completing your development you sense your opponent playing the endgame.
— -- I don't know the composer of this - anyone? By the way, I.M. George is distinguished local player! Ian isn't actually an IM but he won the West of England Championship last year