Middlegame Tactics: 7 Problems to Solve and Time Yourself

I have outlined in the Chess Training Program Outline (for up to 2100 ELO) that tactics is an important part of the chess player’s preparation and it is recommended to practice it on regular basis (our program recommends 20 hours of tactics training). I also published various chess tactics studies which should help sharpen your skills: Study 1 – Mate in 2, Study 2 – Mate in 2 and Study 3 – Mate in 2.

Today’s 7 tactics problems are taken from actual games and therefore more useful for practical chess player than arbitrary chess studies. Try your bets to complete all of these at once and note (comment below) the amount of time it took you to complete them.

 

#1 White to move and win material

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#2 Black to move and mate

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#3 White to move and mate

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#4 White to move and win material

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#5 Black to move and win material

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#6 White to move and win material

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#7 White to move and win material

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Don’t forget to mark down the time it took you to solve these 7 problems!

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Updated 04.05.2023

Comments:

Sri sai:
Chess Middle game
B:
9 minutes and 54.017 seconds. 2. 1. Qxg4+ Kf1 2. Qh3+ Rxh3 3. Bxh3# 3. 1. Qxa8 Bxa8 2. Rxa8 kc7 or b7 3.Ra3 any move 4. Ra7# 6. Qxc7 with goal to bring roku up and trade for opponents queen 7. 1.Bxg7 Kxg7 2.Ne6 fxe6 3.Qe7+ Rf7 4.Qxf7+ I solved all of them but only put the response to the ones I could solve again fast because I didn't remember all the answers