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Tactics Laboratory #8

White to play and win!

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Tactics Laboratory #7

White is of course winning, but wants to finish the game quickly. How did he do it?  White to play and win… quickly! 😉

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Tactics Laboratory #6

Henneberger-Bernstein Zurich, 1934 White to play and win!  

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Tactics Laboratory #5

I have decided to mix the “mate in three” with the “play and win” puzzles. Along with some of the ending problems that should give us enough to stay busy and keep our minds sharp! Peev-Timoš?henko Dé?in 1978  Black to play and win!

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Tactics Laboratory #4

Black to play and mate in three!

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Tactics Laboratory #3

 White to play and mate in three!

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Tactics Laboratory #2

Kradman – Bernstein Tel Aviv 1967 White to play and win!

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Tactics Laboratory #1

It is a common adage that tactical mastery is important in improving one’s chess. In critical moments, ending a game in brilliant fashion as opposed to trudging out another 50 moves is both satisfying and asthetically pleasing. Every week, we will feature amazing examples of tactical displays here… for your enjoyment and education! The position […]

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I don’t usually show too many of my games on The Chess Drum, but this one had a unique lesson. I remember a book by GM John Nunn called Secrets of Pawnless Endings. It had some amazing tactics in pieceless endings. There is nothing worse than missing a nice tactic to finish a game. I had two […]

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