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Step by Step: Tactics

Step by Step: Tactics is designed to improve your basic tactical skills. For best results, play the position out over-the-board and think for as long as you need without moving the pieces. You can also print out this page and use it as a workbook exercise in a classroom setting.

After the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Nd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 f6 8.Be3 Na5 9.Nd2 c6 10.Nxc4 Be6, how did White win a piece?

Step by Step Tactics
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2P1B3/P4PPP/R2QKB1R w KQkq - 0 11"]

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Circle the type of tactics that were involved in this puzzle:

Checkmate Fork
Deflection Pin
Discovered Attack Removing the Guard
Double Attack Skewer
En Prise Trapped Piece

Iskusnyh, S (2533) – Tishin, P (2446)
White Nights St. Petersburg RUS (9), 17.06.2001

Answer: 11.Qh5+ wins the knight on a5.

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