Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Chess tactic

Index Chess tactic

In chess, a tactic refers to a sequence of moves that limits the opponent's options and may result in tangible gain. [1]

39 relations: Battery (chess), Check (chess), Chess, Chess endgame, Chess piece relative value, Chess strategy, Combination (chess), Cross-check, Decoy (chess), Deflection (chess), Desperado (chess), Discovered attack, Exchange (chess), Fork (chess), Gambit, Glossary of chess, Greek gift sacrifice, Interference (chess), Isolated pawn, Kasparov versus the World, King (chess), Knight (chess), Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard, Overloading (chess), Pawn (chess), Pawn storm, Pawn structure, Pin (chess), Promotion (chess), Queen (chess), Rook (chess), Sacrifice (chess), Shogi tactics, Skewer (chess), Tempo (chess), Triangulation (chess), Undermining (chess), Windmill (chess), Yasser Seirawan.

Battery (chess)

A battery in chess is a formation that consists of two or more pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal.

New!!: Chess tactic and Battery (chess) · See more »

Check (chess)

A check is a condition in chess, shogi, and xiangqi that occurs when a player's king (or general in xiangqi) is under threat of on their opponent's next turn.

New!!: Chess tactic and Check (chess) · See more »


Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

New!!: Chess tactic and Chess · See more »

Chess endgame

In chess and chess-like games, the endgame (or end game or ending) is the stage of the game when few pieces are left on the board.

New!!: Chess tactic and Chess endgame · See more »

Chess piece relative value

In chess, the chess piece relative value system conventionally assigns a point value to each piece when assessing its relative strength in potential exchanges.

New!!: Chess tactic and Chess piece relative value · See more »

Chess strategy

Chess strategy is the aspect of chess playing concerned with evaluation of chess positions and setting of goals and long-term plans for future play.

New!!: Chess tactic and Chess strategy · See more »

Combination (chess)

In chess, a combination is a sequence of moves, often initiated by a sacrifice, which leaves the opponent few options and results in tangible gain.

New!!: Chess tactic and Combination (chess) · See more »


In chess, a cross-check is a tactic in which a check is played in response to a check, especially when the original check is blocked by a piece that itself either delivers check or reveals a discovered check from another piece.

New!!: Chess tactic and Cross-check · See more »

Decoy (chess)

In chess, decoying is the tactic of ensnaring a piece, usually the king or queen, by forcing it to move to a poisoned square with a sacrifice on that square.

New!!: Chess tactic and Decoy (chess) · See more »

Deflection (chess)

Deflection in chess is a tactic that forces an opposing piece to leave the square, rank or file it occupies, thus exposing the king or a valuable piece.

New!!: Chess tactic and Deflection (chess) · See more »

Desperado (chess)

In chess, a desperado piece is a piece that is or trapped, but captures an enemy piece before it is itself captured.

New!!: Chess tactic and Desperado (chess) · See more »

Discovered attack

In chess, a discovered attack is an attack revealed when one piece moves out of the way of another.

New!!: Chess tactic and Discovered attack · See more »

Exchange (chess)

In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.

New!!: Chess tactic and Exchange (chess) · See more »

Fork (chess)

In chess, a fork is a tactic whereby a single piece makes two or more direct attacks simultaneously.

New!!: Chess tactic and Fork (chess) · See more »


A gambit (from ancient Italian gambetto, meaning "to trip") is a chess opening in which a player, more often White, sacrifices, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position.

New!!: Chess tactic and Gambit · See more »

Glossary of chess

This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order.

New!!: Chess tactic and Glossary of chess · See more »

Greek gift sacrifice

In chess, the Greek gift sacrifice (or classical bishop sacrifice) is a typical sacrifice of a bishop by White playing Bxh7+ or Black playing Bxh2+.

New!!: Chess tactic and Greek gift sacrifice · See more »

Interference (chess)

In the game of chess, interference occurs when the line between an attacked piece and its defender is interrupted by sacrificially interposing a piece.

New!!: Chess tactic and Interference (chess) · See more »

Isolated pawn

In chess, an isolated pawn is a pawn that has no friendly pawn on an adjacent.

New!!: Chess tactic and Isolated pawn · See more »

Kasparov versus the World

Kasparov versus the World was a game of chess played in 1999 over the Internet.

New!!: Chess tactic and Kasparov versus the World · See more »

King (chess)

In chess, the king (♔,♚) is the most important piece.

New!!: Chess tactic and King (chess) · See more »

Knight (chess)

The knight (♘ ♞) is a piece in the game of chess, representing a knight (armored cavalry).

New!!: Chess tactic and Knight (chess) · See more »

Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard

The chess game played in 1858 at an opera house in Paris between the American chess master Paul Morphy and two strong amateurs, the German noble Karl II, Duke of Brunswick and the French aristocrat Comte Isouard de Vauvenargues, is among the most famous of chess games.

New!!: Chess tactic and Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard · See more »

Overloading (chess)

Overloading (also overworking) is a chess tactic in which a defensive piece is given an additional defensive assignment which it cannot complete without abandoning its original defensive assignment.

New!!: Chess tactic and Overloading (chess) · See more »

Pawn (chess)

The pawn (♙,♟) is the most numerous piece in the game of chess, and in most circumstances, also the weakest.

New!!: Chess tactic and Pawn (chess) · See more »

Pawn storm

A pawn storm is a chess strategy in which several pawns are moved in rapid succession toward the opponent's defenses.

New!!: Chess tactic and Pawn storm · See more »

Pawn structure

In chess, the pawn structure (sometimes known as the pawn skeleton) is the configuration of pawns on the chessboard.

New!!: Chess tactic and Pawn structure · See more »

Pin (chess)

In chess, a pin is a situation brought on by an attacking piece in which a defending piece cannot move without exposing a more valuable defending piece on its other side to capture by the attacking piece.

New!!: Chess tactic and Pin (chess) · See more »

Promotion (chess)

Promotion is a chess rule that requires a pawn that reaches its eighth to be immediately replaced by the player's choice of a queen, knight, rook, or bishop of the same.

New!!: Chess tactic and Promotion (chess) · See more »

Queen (chess)

The queen (♕,♛) is the most powerful piece in the game of chess, able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

New!!: Chess tactic and Queen (chess) · See more »

Rook (chess)

A rook (♖,♜) is a piece in the strategy board game of chess.

New!!: Chess tactic and Rook (chess) · See more »

Sacrifice (chess)

In chess, a sacrifice is a move giving up a piece with the objective of gaining tactical or positional compensation in other forms.

New!!: Chess tactic and Sacrifice (chess) · See more »

Shogi tactics

Many basic tactics (手筋 tesuji, also translated as 'clever move') of shogi are similar to those of chess tactics, involving forks, pins, removing the defender and other techniques, all of which are considered very strong when used effectively.

New!!: Chess tactic and Shogi tactics · See more »

Skewer (chess)

In chess, a skewer is an attack upon two pieces in a line and is similar to a pin.

New!!: Chess tactic and Skewer (chess) · See more »

Tempo (chess)

In chess and other chess-like games, tempo is a "turn" or single move.

New!!: Chess tactic and Tempo (chess) · See more »

Triangulation (chess)

Triangulation is a tactic used in chess to put one's opponent in zugzwang (a position when it is a disadvantage to move).

New!!: Chess tactic and Triangulation (chess) · See more »

Undermining (chess)

Undermining (also known as removal of the guard, or removing the defender) is a chess tactic in which a defensive piece is captured, leaving one of the opponent's pieces undefended or under-defended.

New!!: Chess tactic and Undermining (chess) · See more »

Windmill (chess)

In chess, a windmill is a tactic in which a combination of discovered checks and regular checks, usually by a rook and a bishop, often forcing the opposing king to move back and forth between two squares, can win massive amounts of.

New!!: Chess tactic and Windmill (chess) · See more »

Yasser Seirawan

Yasser Seirawan (ياسر سيروان; born March 24, 1960) is an American chess grandmaster and four-time United States champion.

New!!: Chess tactic and Yasser Seirawan · See more »

Redirects here:

Chess Tactics, Chess tactics, Tactic (chess), Tactics (chess).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_tactic

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »