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Player: United  C_Artist_Think Subject: Good Tactics


2007-06-24 03:21:22
I'm going to tell you all about some good tactics. Here they are. A first thing to note is that there is a certain point value. P=1 N=3 B=3.05 R=5 Q=9
(The king has no point value until the endgame, which then it has a value of 4.)


This is a fork: It is when you attack more than one piece at the same time.
8/8/1K3Q2/3n4/8/4R3/8/8 w
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ABCDEFGH

This is called a family fork. It is when you attack the king, queen, and a rook at the same time.

Note: You can fork with other pieces than the knight.


This is a pin: It is when you make it to where a piece of a smaller point value can't move because if it did, the piece with a larger point value behind it would be taken or put in check.There are 2 kinds of pins. One is an absolute pin (when you pin a piece to the king) and a the other one is a regular pin (when you pin a piece to a to another piece that is not a king).
4r3/8/8/8/4B3/4K3/8/8 w
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ABCDEFGH



Note: You can pin with pieces other than the rook.


This is a skewer: It is when you attack a piece with greater point value and when it moves out of the way, you capture the piece behind it that has a smaller point value. It is the opposite of a pin.
4R3/8/8/4K3/8/4q3/8/8 w
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ABCDEFGH



Note: You can skewer with other pieces than the queen.

This is a tactics lesson for the beginner.I hope you learned something!

C_Artist_Think
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8United  C_Artist_Think2007-06-24 14:29:25
You're welcome! :D

9United  C_Artist_Think2007-06-25 16:16:23
Yes that is also true, I just heard that somewhere. I'm positive that it's true. :P

10United  C_Artist_Think2007-06-26 21:01:36
I thought so! =D

11United  Ray Duque 32007-06-29 17:06:00
I like tactics in Chess and Stroke in ballroom dancing. Here I am again, the amateur ballroom dancer.

Ray Duque III
New York City

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