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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1. Qh5+ (Discovery) 2. Re4 (Pin) 3. Bd3+ (Skewer) 4. d4 (Fork) 5. Qa8# (Checkmate, Back Rank) 6. f4+ (Discovery) 7. Ba3 (Pin) 8. Rh2 (Pin) 9. Bc5 (Pin) 10. Rf4 (Skewer) 11. Be5+ (Skewer) 12. Bg4# (Checkmate, Discovery.) 13. Bb6 (Discovery) 14. Bd2+ (Discovery) 15. Qxe5+ (Fork) 16. e8=N+ (Fork, Promotion) 17. Rc5 (Pin) 18. Bh4 (Skewer) 19. Rd1 (Skewer) 20. Bc3 (Skewer) 21. Rc4+ (Skewer) 22. Qc6 (Fork) 23. Ke4 (Fork) 24. Re1+ (Skewer) 25. Rxh8+ (Skewer, Back Rank) 26. Rf1 (Skewer) 27. Bf3 (Fork) 28. Bxb6 (Discovery) 29. Nxe5+ (Discovery) 30. Bc4 (Fork) 31. Re4 (Fork) 32. Kg2+ (Discovery) 33. c5+ (Discovery) 34. Re5+ (Fork) 35. Bc4 (Pin) 36. Ne5 (Fork) 37. Bb4 (Pin) 38. Nf6+ (Fork) 39. Re3+ (Skewer) 40. Nf5+ (Fork) 41. Nf2+ (Discovery) 42. Rf8# (Checkmate, Back Rank) 43. Qf4 (Pin) 44. Rb8 (Pin) 45. Re8# (Checkmate, Back Rank) 46. Qc4+ (Fork) 47. Nf6+ (Fork) 48. Qd4 (Fork) 49. Bb5 (Pin) 50. Rh2+ (Discovery) 51. Ra8# (Checkmate, Back Rank) 52. Rc8# (Checkmate, Back Rank) 53. Qh5+ (Fork) 54. Nc7+ (Fork) 55. Bf3+ (Discovery) 56. Be5 (Skewers) 57. Rc1 (Pin) 58. f6+ (Fork) 59. Bd5+ (Skewer) 60. Rd1 (Pin)

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