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Tactics are the concrete maneuvers (e.g. forking two pieces with a knight, pinning a piece to the opponent's king, or unleashing a discovered check) that chess players use and combine in order to achieve their overall goals in a game. They are the building blocks which underlie successful strategies.

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I like http://chesstempo.com and http://chess.emrald.net Are there any others?
asked May 2 '12 by xaisoft
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Taking time control into account, how long should one take when looking for a combination? Also, what factors should one consider when looking for a combination?
asked May 17 '12 by xaisoft
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Can someone explain the x-ray tactical motif? I have looked at this example, but I still don't understand it fully. If you can provide other examples, that would be great too.
asked Jan 7 '13 by xaisoft
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I was taking a look at the tactical motifs on chess tempo and I was curious to know which motifs are encountered most often and which motifs are encountered the least? Are their statistics for this?
asked Jul 2 '12 by xaisoft
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a combination or tactics. This what my thought process from move 16 was. There are probably multiple mistakes made in the game, but I am not looking for a complete analysis. 16. Bc2 - staring down …
asked Jan 3 '13 by xaisoft
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Does one style of play have an advantage/disadvantage over the other? Are today's GMs mostly tactical players or positional players? What GMs should I follow if I want to be more of a tactical playe …
asked Jun 9 '12 by xaisoft