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Is an unsound combination no longer a combination simply because it is flawed? Certainly not! This tendency to ignore the possibility of incorrect combinations also mars this otherwise excellent definition offered by former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik: What about a situation in which you have a clear advantage.

Fourth and perhaps most important. Not at all! To develop a feeling for combinations. I offer this simple definition: A combination is a sacrifice combined with aforced sequence ofmoves. I discuss each type in detail in the chapters that follow.

Combinations of some sort can be found in the majority of master games. This definition is easy to read and understand but falls short of the mark because of the final few words. Note Botvinnik's use of the word sacrifice. Definitions considers combinations to be rare occurrences. He is saying that the marriage of a forcing series of moves with a sacrifice makes a combination.

Thinkers' Press. The double attack is tremendously important. Averbakh's Rules of Recognition Averbakh considers that almost all combinations are based in some way on a double attack: If we regard the term "double attack" in a broader sense than has been done up to now by theoreticians. Once you have mastered the material there and have moved on. Two books in particular. Silman's Rules of Recognition Silman insists that combinations cannot exist without one or more of the following present: When a King has poor pawn cover.

At first I didn't want to agree with such a simplified view. You will then be a very dangerous opponent! It wasn't so bad. When a King has no legal moves.

Silman contends that you should look for a combination. Such a piece appears to be safe.

If you notice one or more of these factors on the board. Now you need to train yourself to spot combinations. How do you do that? Here's a general definition: Beginning players quickly learn that a simple attack against a single enemy piece or pawn can easily be countered in a variety of ways. A better alternative is a simultaneous attack against two pieces or pawns.

Many other tactical themes involve double attacks. A Let's look at some examples. Discovered Attacks A discovered attack is essentially an ambush. It doesn't qualify as a combination for two reasons: I also consider forks attacking two pieces or pawns with just one piece or pawn to be double attacks. In this chapter. Although some experts maintain that a double attack must involve two different pieces. In Diagram I.

White has the chance in Diagram 3 to initiate a discovered attack on the Black Queen by moving his Bishop out of the way Black has two Knights 6 points vs.

White creates a discovered attack with 1. After you have grasped the principle in an example. White to play. Bd3 or l.

What if the Black Rook were on a8 instead of c8? In Diagram 2. Bf3 don't accomplish much because Black would sidestep his Queen to safety on d6 or f6. By playing 1. If White moves his Bishop. White creates a discovered attack on Black's Queen and also attacks his Rook on c8. Suddenly Black's d8-Knight is attacked by White's Rook. As in Diagram I. Diagram 1 shows a simple but clear example of a discovered attack. This is where the double attack comes in handy.

He is down only 1 point and can still put up a tough fight. White would pick up a piece for free a gain of 3 points.. Quiet moves like LBe3 or 1. Bc3 don't take advantage of the situation no double attack!

This move wins a pawn I point because the Bishop is invulnerable due to the discovered attack on Black's Queen. QeB or 1. Black has to make a difficult choice. There is another possibility in the position. But in return.

The Double Attack of his Rook. He could move his Queen to safety with l. After 1. It is not a double attack because only one Black piece the Queen is threatened.

Always remember the words of the great Emanuel Lasker: White might also consider Black loses his Queen 9points. Instead of the strong l. Inexperienced players have a tendency to make the first move that looks good. Bg5 would be obvious: White would be attacking the Bishop on e7 with both his Queen and his Bishop while Black would be defending his Bishop only once with his Queen. While 10 play. White can attack both the Queen and the Bishop on e7 with the surprising 1.

Although most players hate to part with their Queen.. After l. Bxb8 Qxb8. Bxe7 Qxe7 leads only to an even trade of pieces. When White attacks the Black Queen with l. His Queen 9 points outguns White's Bishop on a1 3 points. Because of the check. Let's look at a few examples of discovered checks. Bg5 now fails to yield any advantage. Tactics and Combinations The position in Diagram 4 i s identical t o that in Diagram 3 with two exceptions: White's Queen sits on f3 instead of e2.

BM still a good move? Black is now able to step out of harm's way with l. If we do nothing but count points. White ends up winning an Exchange-a Rook for a Bishop or Knight-for a 2-point advantage. This type of discovered attack is even stronger if it includes a double attack. Qf8 2. Because I. BgS or I.

Black can't move his Queen to safety because White's move also unleashes a discovered Discovered Checks The most effective type of discovered attack involves checking the enemy King. QfS because 2. White is better off playing either l. Previously she joined in the attack against the Bishop on e7. By now you probably realize that it is not a good idea to leave your Queen opposite a Rook.

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White plays the kamikaze l. White now has an extra piece and a commanding 3-point advantage. Poor Black is forced to play 1. Because as the number of pieces you have on the board decreases.

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Diagram 6 shows another example of a crushing discovered check attack. Rxd6 picks up the Black Queen and gives White a material advantage. This discovered check is Black's doom. He must get out of check with 1. Black would dearly love to take the unprotected White Rook with I. One of the guiding strategic principles of chess is When you are ahead in material. Black must get out of check.

According to an eloquent old friend of mine. With Black responds with 2. Note that White's discovered check tactic no longer works. Rf4 or 2. PART l: The correct route is the simple 1. Qxd5 fails to 3. Is this a good move? By attacking White's Rook..

White places his Rook on a hopeless square. Nxd5 because the Knight on e3 is protecting Black's Queen. Black to play..

In his attempt to force an ending without Queens. Nxe8 or 2. Black plays L. Unfortunately for Black. Black had to get out of check.. Was Black wrong to want to trade pieces? Black hopes. Qxe3will leave Black with a solid extra pawn. It might get chopped off! It's important to note that the seven board positions we've looked at so far are simple illustrations of a tactical theme.

White snaps off the Black Queen with 3. He has forgotten that his Queen is completely undefended. Diagrams 6 and 7 also offer us our first glimpses of combinations. In Diagram 7. This type of check tends to be very strong because it checks the King with two pieces. Then 2. White is a pawn ahead. Black's best reply is L KgB. Black is so far ahead in material that one would expect White to give up and do something more enjoyable with his time. Diagram 9 is a silly but graphic example of a discovered attack turned into a double check.

After Black captures White's Rook. Don'tforget that a pinned piece is still able to check! Black would love to capture the Rook or Bishop. Black will be the one with the edge in material. In Diagram 8.

The King is forced to move.. Can he win material? TEST 3. White has given Black the chance to capture his pawn on g2 with l. The first few tests in the next section will be reasonably easy. It's White's tum to play. With material even in a boring endgame. It's Black's move. Tactics and Combinations Now that you understand the basics of discovered attacks and double checks.

But tactics can be used in the most innocent settings. He has plenty of space for his army. How can he tum the tables? Tests TEST 1. In fact. Black's game appears to be fine.. Is this a trap? Should Black munch the g2-pawn? TEST 2. Don't get discouraged if you don't get all the answers!

I'll give you the opportunity to try to figure out some tactics on your own. I had to rummage through the dustier parts of my library for this position.. If White tries 1. Black will chase the White King away with l. It's White's move. As a result. Studies are compositions that highlight unusual tactical themes. White has an extra pawn and is one step away from queening. In this study. Rdl c6 2. Bxdl Bxb2. White must worry about the e3-pawn being swallowed with check and then a Black Knight sinking into the fine e4-square.

Black's Queen and Rook are putting formidable pressure on the e-file. As I mentioned. Can White win by creating a discovered check? Can you fmd anything better for White? TEST 5. Black is feeling pretty good about himself.

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It seems that White's best chance is l. Kc7 Ra TEST 6. But in fact other pieces. Black is willing to suffer this pin because he is up a piece for two pawns. In correspondence chess. How can he put both of his Bishops to work? Forks Forks are tactical maneuvers in which a piece or pawn attacks two enemy pieces or pawns at the same time. Can you find a way to use a discovered attack against the f7-pawn to finish off Black? TEST 8. His Bishop blocks his Rook on d7 from attacking the f7-pawn.

White's Bishops are bearing down on the Black King. Let's start with the dreaded Knights! In this section.. Some games take years! Many beginners think that only Knights can accomplish forks. In a later section..

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It's White's turn to play. I'll show you how pawns can create forks.. Black is cheered by the fact that White's Rook is pinned and is about to be eaten by the Bishop on g4. Tactics and Combinations 1. In Diagram Here are some examples. I've been the victim of this often enough. Because of the Knight's unusual way of hopping around the board.

This knowledge can sometimes come in handy when you are choosing where to put your men in the face of Knight threats. When it happens to you. A fork that attacks the King and the Queen is called a royal fork.

With l. Nxa8 and puts White ahead by a whole Rook. White attacks no less than four Black pieces-both Rooks. Black must move his King. The position in Diagram 1 1 revolves around the same theme.

Black has a material advantage. White shows that he knows how to use his Rook to fork with l. Kc6 2. Ke7 2. White's material advantage should lead to an easy victory. This second fork shows that a fork does not always involve a check: All pieces are vulnerable. Black thinks he has recovered satisfactorily because he is only down 1 point-two minor pieces 6 points vs.

But to his horror he notices that a new fork has been created! Now his Rooks on bl and h7 are both under attack. White creates a fork-a double attack on both the Black King and Knight. Rook Forks In Diagram Bishop Forks In Diagram White creates a new fork that will add the Bishop to the Queen's feast. Black is attacking the White Monarch. White can turn the tables with l. Kds 2. From the position in Diagram King Forks In Diagram After 3 Kh6 4.

This fork means the certain capture of either Black's Knight or Rook. With 3. Black would be well advised to save his more valuable Rook. As this example shows. The interposition. Qxa2 2. White attacks with l.

Nice and simple. Black could then defend himself with either l. The correct move is 1. White can take advantage of Black's unprotected Bishop and his checkable King. If he doesn't take White's Bishop. Let's increase the difficulty level a bit with the position in Diagram Black loses his Bishop on c6 and ends up down one pawn in the Queen ending.

A to create the position in Diagram White wins the Bishop on c6. Black's Bishop is still unprotected on c6. White needs to take a more forceful approach. The important word here is good player doesn't just sit around and hope that a tactic will materialize.

White could try for a fork with l. Black now faces a decision. Tactics and Combinations Forks as Combinations Now that you understand the fork as a tactic.

Now take a look at Diagrams 18 and Though the body of knowledge that we call "chess theory" has made tremendous strides in the last years. The one area in which players of the 19th century were the equals of modern-day masters is in combinative play. Kd7 3. We'll discuss these grandes combinaisons later. We've been taught not to give the Queen away.

Black's Queen defends the c7-square.

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Why was the position in Diagram 18 easier to play than the one in Diagram 19? The reason is mostly psychological. White begins with l. Nxd5 leads to the capture of a pawn.

Now compare Diagrams 18 and 19 again. The Double Attack TIlls example of a sacrifice to gain a pawn is known as a petite combinaison a small combination because it involves only three moves.. White regains his Queen with a one-pawn advantage. White can use a common sacrifice to draw the Black Queen away from c7 and allow the fork to take place after all. Qxd5 Oeaving c7 undefended He has to lose his Knight because getting out of check overrides all other considerations.

Nxb3 seems safe 10 play. Only then will you be able to put them all together to razzle-dazzle your stunned opponent. Triumphantly playing 1. Black ever. Imagine that the sad loser of the position in Diagram 20 was stung by the reversal he suffered in that game. Tactics and Combinations minds clamp shut rather than consider the possibility of sacrificing this valuable piece..

Here's another example. White calmly slides his Bishop to the middle of the board with Feeling very wise. Black is down a pawn. Black's smile turns to a frown. He was a good student of chess. Does this reluctance to sacrifice mean that you will never master combinations? Will you have to go through hours of brainwashing or hypnosis to break down these mental barriers? Of course not! A large part of chess skill is pattern recognition.

Not only does it win back the pawn. The trick is to isolate and understand the various types oftactics. The move certainly looks powerful.. Rxb3 would be a terrible blunder because of 2.

A few weeks later. When White captures the Black Rook on the next move. Easy Street is just an illusion. White forks the King and a pawn with l. Rxb3 3. This addition seems to make Black's life easier. The position in Diagram 23 is identical to that of Diagram Black loses a pawn..

Let's compare two more positions. Hoping to use his extra pawn. Rc3 would have been a stronger move. Be sure that you gain from making a check. Tactics and Combinations. Robert Fischer. Black plays 1. White's reply comes as a shock: Nxd4 3. The simple 1. White's King shows its muscle with 2. This game teaches an important lesson: Never check just becauseyou can. Afterwards he coined the 'phrase. White's King attacks Black's Rook. Black is forced to part with another piece.

Black to play. America'sfonner World Champion.. Black's pieces are hounding White's King. Black is forced to give up either his Rook. Black is a pawn up. What is there in your life that has survived for thousands of years? Tools like the spoon have survived.

They have evolved to perfectly The Importance of Strategy fit a need. If there were no need for them, such tools would not exist. Games - and there are thousands, perhaps millions, of them - have been used by societies for eons as tools for physical, emotional, and mental growth. Of all these games, chess is the perfect tool for developing the mind. As Goethe said, "The game of chess is the touchstone of the intellect.

Chess is a reflection oflife, requiring a determination to compete and a desire to win. To succeed, you must become clever. Will power alone is not enough. You have to use your brain. You must think. And you must train yourself to think in different ways. When I teach young people the game of chess, I inform them and their parents that chess will teach them the five R's.

I then go on to explain these: R number I: To play chess competitively according to the international rules of FIDE, a player must w rite down his moves. R number 2: As a player continues to compete, he will experience many losses.

Dissatisfied, the player will seek to sharpen his skill and stop repeating the mistakes of the past by reading books on chess. R number 3: To get better at chess, a player must be able to keep score. He starts the game with eight pawns. As the game progresses, pieces get swapped, and pawns get pushed forward and lost. The opponent therefore has a material advantage of two. He has just used a rithmetic. R number 4: The player undertakes these first three R's because it is his responsibility.

No one else's. When playing chess, the player has no excuses for his blunders. A teammate didn't drop a perfect pass or miss a shot. He and only he is responsible. R number 5: The last R is also the most important. Ifhe doesn't move it, the Queen will be captured. Ifhe pulls it back in retreat, it will be safe. Ifhe moves it forward, the Queen can capture a pawn and still be safe.

He decides to go for the pawn, and in making his decision, he exercises his powers of reasoning. These five R's combine to produce that which all education is about: critical thinking. When you get right down to it, education has two elements: information and information processing. Information by itself is worthless. It is the critical thinking that allows us to process the information that gives the information its value.

The remaining chapters are at least as strong. The chapter on pawn play seems particularly well done. Amateurs are so prone to making damaging pawn moves that coaches often drill into them that pawns don't move backwards, every pawn move creates a weakness, and so on, to the extent that many coached amateurs open 1. And after 2. Seirawan acknowledges this, but also introduces the concepts of using pawns as battering rams, restraining piece play, and even sacrifices for the initiative.

He explains how the weakening part is true, but chess is a game of constant trade offs. As Fischer puts it, to get squares, ya gotta give squares.They work best in pairs because each Bishop is doomed to stay on squares of one color for the length of the game. Bc4 Nf6 4. Information by itself is worthless. Now Black needs to address the threats along the a2-g8 diagonal and avoid moves like The unique beauty of chess has attracted some of the greatest minds of human history.

Qxd4 Nc6 White gets one of his pieces back, but Black manages to develop a piece; Has White's attack fizzled out? This fine move gives White control of the d4-square but, more importantly, prepares to close down all play on the queenside. We don't want a moving target, so the e6-pawn is an ideal candidate.

Nbd2 d5 Black grabs some space and clamps down on the e4-square. The White Knight, on the other hand, has no real support point.