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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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A different, but similar, situation would be with a castled king, minus the rook, behind two pawns with a knight inbetween them. [FEN "r3k3/8/8/8/8/8/5PNP/6K1 b - - 0 1"] 1... Ra1+ 2. Ne1 Rxe1+ 3. K …
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