5 Tactics to Find: Straight from Grandmaster’s Games

Yury Markushin
Category: Problems
5 Tactics to Find: Straight from Grandmaster’s Games

Solving tactical exercises is a crucial part of training for any competitive chess player. If you only choose to work on a single element of chess, focusing on tactics is an obvious choice to get real results.

These problems are taken from the actual Grandmaster games, and therefore it is the best type of tactics which will help you to improve your game.

Position 1: Satulowskaja – Skegina, Sochi 1983

position 1

White to move and mate in 6

Position 2: Poljakov – Ovsjannikov, Daugavpils 1983

position 2

White to move and win

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Position 3: Dolgisch – Gilesetdinov, USSR 1978

position 3

White to move and mate in 7

Position 4: Christiansen – Heim, Oslo 1981

position 4

White to move and win

Position 5: Gruenfeld – Partos, Biel 1981

position 5

White to move and mate in 7

Note: Tactics is no doubt a very important part of chess. If you want to improve your chess level, you need to have a clear study plan. If you aim for a dramatic improvement at chess you need to work on all of the elements of the game in a systematic way:

  • tactics
  • positional play
  • attacking skills
  • endgame technique
  • classical games analysis
  • psychological preparation
  • and much more

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Updated 08.15.2023