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Tactics for beginners
Compiled by olaf4lena
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A collection of games featuring good use of basic tactics.

Gruenfeld pins the queen (begin at move 23)
H Wolf vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

36... black to move. Find the Skewer or pin
Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2005 
(A43) Old Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

36. ? White to move. Set up for a fork & double check
M D Tseitlin vs E Dizdarevic, 1999 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Pin as offense and counter pin as defense 35...?
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

28. ? Remove the defender to win material
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

37... ? Black finds a pin
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

27. ? White to find a winning pin
Pachman vs G Gunnarsson, 1967 
(A16) English, 27 moves, 1-0

35. ...? Exploit the overworked piece
A Frhat vs Aronian, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

34...? black to gain material with the threat of a skewer
R Adamson vs J Becerra-Rivero, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 34 moves, 0-1

19. ? Remove the defender
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

60...? set up the fork for a won endgame
Tylor vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(C46) Three Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

A creative way to remove the defender
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

29. ... ? Remove the Defender
Bickenbach vs Keres, 1943
(C46) Three Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

29. ... ? Double Attack / Revealed Attack
J Robertson vs Blackburne, 1867 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

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