5 Chess Combinations to Solve Today

Yury Markushin
Category: Problems

Tactics training is a very important element for any chess training program. Unless you are at least 2400 rated, your tactics vision is not that great and it is something that can dramatically improve your overall level if worked on consistently. Let me give you a simple analogy. Just think that your chess ability is a horse. A weak tactical vision means that your horse has only one leg instead of all 4. Is it easy to ride a one-legged horse?

Anyways, the point I’m trying to make is simple, if you practice enough tactics, you will get a 2nd leg for your horse, then the 3rd one, etc. Today’s tactics problems are based on 5 very important combinations that occur often in actual games. Pay attention and give it a shot!

Position 1.

position 1

White to move and win

Position 2.

position 2

Black to move and win

Position 3.

position 3

Black to move and win

You already understand that a horse with no legs is no good. That’s why you are working on tactics. However, the horse not only needs legs, but also it needs strong muscles, stamina, and ideally, an obstacle avoidance capability. What I mean is that you also need to work on endgames, positional play and attacking skills. All of that you can learn in our training course. Give it a try you have nothing to lose.

get 4 legs for your chess horse

Position 4.

position 4

Black to move and win

Position 5.

position 5

White to move and win

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Updated 04.10.2023


Julius Baldenero:
Position #11.Rxd3 cxd32.Ne6+ fxe63.Rc7+ winning the black queen.Position #21. ...d42.Qxd4 Qa8+ wins the white rook at h1(If 2.Ne1 then 2. ...Qxd4)(If 2.Qe1 then 2.Qxf6)Position #31. ...Ng3+ forking the white King and Queen2.hxg3 Qh33.Kg1 Bxe34.Qxe3 (4.Rf2) Qxg2#Position #41. ...Bg4 winning the white queen2.Qxg4 Nf2! forking king and queen.Position #51.Qa8+ Kh72.Nf3 forking the black queen and rook gaining material advantage.Thank you
position1 RXd3 Ne6 Rc7position2 e4 Qf8position3 Nb3 Qa3positin4 Bb4 Nxc2 :-)positin5 Qa8 Nf3
Hi Yury,The new way you have of displaying the problem solutions is very good. I really like it. It really enhances the presentation. Nice addition. With respect to the problems themselves, they are excellent and serve as good warm up exercises just before a game and are also excellent as teaching material if a person were to use them for instructional material. Good work :-)