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In chess, a tactic refers to a short sequence of moves which limits the opponent's options and which results in tangible gain. Tactics are usually contrasted to tactics, in which advantages take longer to be realized, and the opponent is less constrained in responding.
A single chess move considered in isolation is below the level of tactics. To take an enemy piece or deliver check may be useful, but unless it is part of a plan, a move is usually not classified as a tactic.
The fundamental building blocks of tactics are two-move sequences in which the first move poses a double threat. The opponent is unable to respond to both threats in one move, so the first player realizes an advantage on the second move. This class of tactic includes forks, skewers, discovered attacks, undermining, overloading, and interference. Pins also fall into this category to some extent, although it is common for a defending player to relieve neither of the two threats posed by a pin, in which case the attacking player commonly maintains the pin for a longer period of time. A pin is therefore sometimes more strategic than tactical.
Often tactics of several types are conjoined in a combination. A combination, while still constraining the opponent's responses, takes several moves to obtain advantage, and thus is considered deeper and more spectacular than the basic tactics listed above.

The Complete Chess Workout - Richard Palliser

The Complete Chess Workout - Richard Palliser

You may be a brilliant strategical chess player, without the necessary tactical vision, you will never win a chess game. Therefore you will have to practice your tactics reguraly and what is easier and more fun that practising it with tactical problems? With only a couple of minutes a day, a player can improve his tactical skills. So where can you find a collection of tactical problems to enable y...


$19.77Everyman Chess, 2007/115 Stars


Starting Out: Chess Tactics and Checkmates - Chris Ward

Starting Out: Chess Tactics and Checkmates - Chris Ward

Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder?
This book. Starting Out: Chess Tactics and Checkmates is about checkmating patterns and how to spot opponents armed with tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics. Improving players as well as more experienced players will advance with this book. For the improvers extra...


$18.68Everyman Chess, 2006/09


Winning Chess Combinations - Yasser Seirawan

Winning Chess Combinations - Yasser Seirawan

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$16.29Everyman Chess, 2006/064 Stars


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