Mid Game

Introduction to forks

Difficulty: Beginner Rating: (1)

Forks or "double attacks" are tactics that enable us to capture opponents pieces by attacking multiple pieces at the same time.

Introduction to pins

Difficulty: Beginner Rating: (1)

pins allow you to 'pin' a piece in place so that it can't be moved without threatening a more important piece.

Introduction to skewers

Difficulty: Beginner Rating: (1)

Skewers enable us to capture opponents pieces by attacking multiple pieces at the same time. They are often described as 'reverse pins' as they directly attack the most valuable piece.

Introduction to deflections

Difficulty: Beginner Rating: (1)

A deflection is when you force a piece to move off it's square, often exposing another piece for attack. Find a move that forces the king to stop protecting his queen.

Bishop Strategies

Difficulty: Beginner Rating: (1)

Basic strategies using bishops, how they can be used to dominate the board on long diagonals and paired with the queen.