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Basic Chess Tactics

Back Rank Tactics, Checkmate, Discoveries, Forks, Pins and Skewers

By: Mike Breuer


Find the best move for WHITE

Copyright © 2008 Mike Breuer. Neenah, WI


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Answers

1. Qh5+ (Discovery) 31. Re4 (Fork)


2. Re4 (Pin) 32. Kg2+ (Discovery)
3. Bd3+ (Skewer) 33. c5+ (Discovery)
4. d4 (Fork) 34. Re5+ (Fork)
5. Qa8# (Checkmate, Back Rank) 35. Bc4 (Pin)
6. f4+ (Discovery) 36. Ne5 (Fork)
7. Ba3 (Pin) 37. Bb4 (Pin)
8. Rh2 (Pin) 38. Nf6+ (Fork)
9. Bc5 (Pin) 39. Re3+ (Skewer)
10. Rf4 (Skewer) 40. Nf5+ (Fork)
11. Be5+ (Skewer) 41. Nf2+ (Discovery)
12. Bg4# (Checkmate, Discovery.) 42. Rf8# (Checkmate, Back Rank)
13. Bb6 (Discovery) 43. Qf4 (Pin)
14. Bd2+ (Discovery) 44. Rb8 (Pin)
15. Qxe5+ (Fork) 45. Re8# (Checkmate, Back Rank)
16. e8=N+ (Fork, Promotion) 46. Qc4+ (Fork)
17. Rc5 (Pin) 47. Nf6+ (Fork)
18. Bh4 (Skewer) 48. Qd4 (Fork)
19. Rd1 (Skewer) 49. Bb5 (Pin)
20. Bc3 (Skewer) 50. Rh2+ (Discovery)
21. Rc4+ (Skewer) 51. Ra8# (Checkmate, Back Rank)
22. Qc6 (Fork) 52. Rc8# (Checkmate, Back Rank)
23. Ke4 (Fork) 53. Qh5+ (Fork)
24. Re1+ (Skewer) 54. Nc7+ (Fork)
25. Rxh8+ (Skewer, Back Rank) 55. Bf3+ (Discovery)
26. Rf1 (Skewer) 56. Be5 (Skewers)
27. Bf3 (Fork) 57. Rc1 (Pin)
28. Bxb6 (Discovery) 58. f6+ (Fork)
29. Nxe5+ (Discovery) 59. Bd5+ (Skewer)
30. Bc4 (Fork) 60. Rd1 (Pin)