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Chess - Learn How To Combine Tactical Motifs

teacher avatar Viktor Neustroev, ​Chess coach & entrepreneur

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4 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Combination of Tactical Motifs: Puzzle 1

    • 2. Combination of Tactical Motifs: Puzzle 2

    • 3. Combination of Tactical Motifs: Puzzle 3

    • 4. Tigran Petrosian - Vladimir Simagin, 1956

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This course will teach you how to combine a few tactical strikes in one line. I will demonstrate not only the concept of these tactical chess maneuvers but also the logic behind finding these moves in your own chess games.

Learn how to win and how to find tactical strike!

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Viktor Neustroev

​Chess coach & entrepreneur


My name is Viktor Neustroev and I am a chess coach and a trader.

Experienced chess coach specializing in tactics and openings.

The coach of the champion of Siberia among girls under 9!

I'm 34. I live in Russia, Novosibirsk. I learned to play chess when I was 5. I regularly won prizes at Novosibirsk region Championship and Siberia Chess Championship among juniors. I'm a champion of Novosibirsk City Chess Club at 2002.

I got Master's Degree in Economics at Novosibirsk State University and also played for its chess team.

Today I am focusing on teaching chess online and offline. The reason why I do this is because I feel happy when see how my students achieve success.

I will teach you how to find tactical strikes in certain position types and h... See full profile

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1. Combination of Tactical Motifs: Puzzle 1: Hello and welcome back to my curse. Chess strategist learned. Tricky technical chessman Yours and today's lectures topic is combination of technical motives. Today I would like to tell you about my favorite Matif. This is a culmination off all three my chest courses about technical motives. I hope you wished all my lecturers and now you have a sense off all chest tactical motives . That's why in this lecture I will teach you how to combine all these motives in practice. This is a very important because in every game every technical strike consists of many different motives. But how to find them out just analyzed the position. Here is our first example and this position White has to move. How would a plea? You may pose this video and think a little bit. Let's explore these position in details. White attacks is almost ready to checkmate on G seven, but Black Queen controls the square more or black suggest green exchange. What is absolutely unacceptable for White because in case off Queen Exchange, his attack fizzles out. That's why Ruperto G. Six seems to be a logical move. The idea East Open Image file after f takes G six age takes just six in this position. White rook on H one joins the attack. Black plays Rukh too. F seven, but all the same, he gets a check. Might queen to a fate check. Black Knight is bean. That's why Black Place Rook takes f eight and Luke takes H seven. Check King Djate and Night two h six. Checkmate If, after rook to just six black, place green to a five moving the green from an possum. What will play Rukh J seven Attack in the night on h seven and there will be no protection from a checkmate. What motive do we use in this puzzle? Firstly, this is damning. Moving the RUC Terje six white dams the sixth rank and protects his green from exchange. Secondly, it's opening the file. Why it couldn't really disposition without his rook on h one and to join this route to the attack is a good decision because there is no other pieces to attack age seven night. How to figure that out once again? At first, you should join the oppressive rule college want of this attack. And secondly, Black threatens to change queens. What moves? His queen back, there will be not enough pieces to attack. Let's regard this position from black site. How would you play it? Black has to move. You might pause this video and think a little bit. It's is it to find the reading for black. In this position, Rook takes F five, destroying the night protecting the Queen on H six. These Matif is called Annihilation Off Defense on by my take like Rukh only five. But in this case here, or lose his screen on age six. If White takes on their six black replies, his rook takes queen and gets an extra night in a bid in position. If I just moves out, his Queen Black will also move his rook from one person, for example, to F one o E. Five. In this position, Black used only one motive. Annihilation off defense. Thank you for your attention. We will go fueler in our next lecture. 2. Combination of Tactical Motifs: Puzzle 2: Hello and welcome back to my course chess strategist Long tricky tactical Chessman. Yours and today's electrostatic is combination of technical motives. Now where go internalizing more difficult puzzle than it was in the previous lecture. White has to move. How would you play? You may pose this video and think a little bit. This is a very interesting position. White Use that three different motives de coin destruction and annihilation of defense. White chick maids Firstly, green h eight. Check the coin liking to the board corner and at the same time, distracting from protecting the F H. Rukh King. The age eight Rukh takes a look check. The only move is bishop to G eight. Then White place Rook takes G eight giving takes broke and look to see eight. Tick. What leads the checkmate like can play Queen eight But these defenses temporary Rook takes queen. Checkmate. How to figure that out? Take into consideration that black ink can move on. Lee two squares on eighth rank while age seven and F seven squares on the whites, Night control and one more important feature of this position. The RUC on F eight is protected Onley by black King on G eight. Let's now regard disposition from a black site. How would you play it? Black has to move. You may post this video and think a little bit in this position. Like you. There's only one motive. It's annihilation of defense. Black idea is to put the fork on F three and two in White Queen on edge for but Dwight King on G five protects a three square. That's why for us, what we should do is to destroy this night, sacrificing our queen going takes G five queen, takes Queen Knight to F three check and I takes green Black. Got an extra night and absolutely winning position. This is a very simple combination. You just need to find a frog and notice how to annihilate defense off F three square. Thank you for your attention. We will go few that in the next lecture 3. Combination of Tactical Motifs: Puzzle 3: Hello and welcome back to my course. Just strategist learned Trickett Tactical Chessman Yours and today's lectures topic is a combination of technical motives And now I would like to demonstrate you a really difficult puzzle. White has to move from this position. How would you play? You may pose this video and think a little bit please They can they count Wide Bishop stain on D four. A bishop in the center attacks the opponent's king but at the same time protects his kink. Age five phone also helps the attack liking preventing him to move to G six. As for the RUK on e eight, it is a negative position and with queen protection it will be easy to attack. Liking from h eight, The right move in this position is queen toe age six If Black replies with King takes queen then rubato h eight Checkmate. If Bone takes queen My true college eight check might again White rook is protected by the Bishop on d four We used to tactical motives in this position. Firstly, we sacrifice our queen to decoy Blinking toe edge six Secondly, v open the diagon. Now if Black Bone takes the queen, and in these cases, our bishop joints the attack. Let's now analyse at this position for blank. It is also quite interesting. How would you play if black has to move? You may pose this video and think a little bit a book to be one check a frog takes rook than night to see to checkmate. This is simple for black, and we used to technical motives the coin when we decoy white rook from she won and from protecting C two square and block eight. What I think is totally blocked. That's why. Why it gets mother mate in the end of this car's, I would like to give you a few pieces of advice. How to find technical strikes fiercely. Always analyze reach of your pieces on bed positions and try to find how to move them to active positions without worsen in the position off Other pieces. Secondly, pay attention toe open in species and his king. Can you make a fork or double strike? If you can't, what should you do to prepare this strike? Thirdly, if you found a technical strike, but you see that currently it fails because off some pieces are misplaced. In this case, you should move your pieces to required positions, and only after that you can apply a technical strike. You should prepare your technical lion during the game, try to grab some drops for your open. And I wish you good luck in using these technical motives in practice. Thank you for your attention. In our next lecture, I will show you an example off using these motive in the game between two grandmasters. 4. Tigran Petrosian - Vladimir Simagin, 1956: Hello and welcome to my curse. Chest Strategies learned. Trickett, Tactical Chessman Yours and today's Electra's topic is combination of technical motives. This is a very frequent situation. Commonly, grandmasters calculate long lines, and in these lines they try to apply several motives. An ability to combine a few tactical motives is what we all aim for, and I hope you, after passing this course, will be able to do it. Okay, let's start. And today I'm going to demonstrate you the game between World ex champion Die Grant Petra's M and Vladimir See Margin. This game was played in 1956 Petrus and played for White Night two of three. Knight to F six see for C six Night to sit three d six do for G six black. Most use Bone 36 demonstrating that he is going to play Kings Indian defense despite the fact that black shows irregular move, Order a far bishop to G seven Bishop toe eat, too. Castle King Side Council, King Side, Bishop to G four As provide. He played this opening in the classic style. In this position, Black usually plays night be 8 37 and then a five but in these games, imagine. Prefer to play Bishop to G four Very unusual move. Black is likely to change his bishop for White Knight on F three, but Petro Zone prepared another plan. White Place. Bishop Toe a three after night Be eight to the seven White Place Night two d two. Subject in Bishops Exchange and looking for an opportunity to find a better square for this night in the future. Maybe on C four. Bishop takes Bishop Green tags Bishop Nevertheless, Black Place E five and White replies. Me is D five. There is no sense Teoh change it. Born on a five and this position. There are no problems for Black in the same time. What moved his knight from F three and there is no protection on D four to keep the pressure. That's why defied is considerate to be the most logical decision in this position. Wide replies for his C five. What is also logic because White threatened to take born on C six and then attack Big D six bone after moving his rook Do do on. Maybe this rock. Why it's the decision to move the rook to B one is quite clear. In King's Indian defense, this is a common plan for right to attack on the Queen Side. Pushing A and B Bones Knight to e eight F three F five. Before that, I can see five phone see takes before rook takes before B six. A four bishop toe have six ginkgo h one bishop to G five. This is an attempt from Black Side to change bishops and play against Big Black Squares D four and a three black. My also joined his screen to the attack, but White vote the change, moving his bishop to G one Knight to C seven Brooke to be one night toe a six night to be three night from the seventh to C five. Knight takes night B six takes C five he takes and five g takes a five de for B file is opened, but White also tries to open the F file and then move the knight to E four because and night in the center, all these states better f takes G for Knight to e four. Why it sacrifices F three bone. But this is a dreadful black. If Black takes this bone, his kink will be under attack. For example, Gee takes F three rook takes bone bishop F for and Bishop a three moving his route to John in the future. Bishop to F four Brooke Toby seven. Knight to C seven f takes Jeff or night to E eight. White invaded on seventh rank and now wants to attack blacking What has a major advantage in this position? G five green to see eight rook toe 87 Green toe Age. Three. Rook toe. F three. Attack in the Queen Green to G four. In this position, White passed by even in combination. He should play Knight to F six. Check. Knight takes night bone takes night. Rook takes bone and a rook toe. G. Three Attacking the Queen, but green is now pinned. For example. Green thanks to three bone Thanks Green Bishop takes bone and green toe edge. Five. Taken age seven. Bomb after age six. Why can't play Quinto Jennifer and win like Bishop on J. Three. If Black Place bishop to G five and this position what we'll play. Green. Two d three. Taken age seven. Phone and threatening a checkmate. For example, If Queen Toe age five protecting each seven point, then broke toe Age three. Queen G six, Brooke A three takes H seven. Green Takes queen and Rook is seven. G seven. Checkmate. You black place before then, White replies. Res Brook takes before, and it will be absolutely reading position for white instead of this line. White plays Green two d three. In this position, Black replies with Bishop takes age, too. The idea off this move is that the RUC on left three is hanging. And if I changed the route on a fade, then Brooke on the seven well beyond the attack by blacking. This happened in the game. But white sacrifices kids rook on age for then black night and Van takes the bishop. Why go to minor pieces for a rook and a poem? But this position seems to be equal Now. Black has a choice to give away the six bone or H seven poem. He decides to sacrifice Disick Spohn because after losing age, seventh bone by King will be weaker. That's why black place rook toe e seven. Knight takes d six. Queen takes G five green toe f one check king the G eight night before attacking the Queen green toe age for taken the night green tea to protecting his night rook to G seven. It was better for white to play. Night takes C five in this position but Petrosyan decides to move his bone toe The six This is a past bone green Age six green Do you want green toe age for second The night green toe to green toe Age six Green toe F one Ruto F seven attacking the Queen Green toe to toe Check King F eight Knight to G five Sacrificing this six bone but attacking black group on F seven But if white takes this rook on F seven black will put perpetual check on Duan going due on check in Joanne Queen of three check green Just a queen Duwan Bishop to Juwann Greenidge five Check going age too green of three Check and so on. However black can't take this exponents But what a mere see margin Did it? How would you play in this position for White? You may pose this video and think a little bit queen A eight chick If I think moves to a seven then Queen takes a seven check on. Dwight takes a recall of seven with check. White can do it with his queen or his night depended on Black Kings position. For example, King moves two d eight. Then Knight takes rook check and a frog. If King move still e eight, then Queen F seven check. That's why Black better move to G seven, as it was in this game. And now Wet place. Bishop takes the five check simultaneously attacking the King and the Queen. That's why Black is first to take a bishop, and now White plays green toe H eight Chick taking the King. If King moves to G six than Black closes, he's going only five. But if Blanking takes Queen, Knight takes the RUK check, and this is the folk. In just seven. King takes a five, quite gets an extra night and absolute living in position like resigned. Thank you for your attention in this lion. Petra sound used several technical motives. The corn when he forced his opening to take this expo and while he took a bone on the five and destruction when he distracts liking from protecting the RUC more win white green toe H eight. Check