Chess master Richard Teichmann said that “Chess is 99 percent tactics.”
This article illustrates simple versions of common tactical themes in chess, including double attacks, pins, skewers and discovered attacks. The slideshow consists of ten chess problems. The winning move is illustrated on the slide immediately following the problem. To solve each problem, find a winning move for White to play. After you decide on a move, advance to the next slide to see if you found the correct solution.
The best move in each position should lead to a common chess ending that is known to be a win for White. For additional practice, set up each problem on a chessboard or a computer and try to figure out the winning endgame technique.
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