List of Chess Tactics

Learn about the many different chess tactics and strategies. The simplest beginner chess tactics include a variety of "1-mover" chess combinations:

There are some simple checkmate tactics that need to be learned:

As beginners start to see all the basic 1-movers, and don't leave pieces to be taken, then they advanced to the more advanced "2-move" combinations include:

Intermediate level chess tactical combinations start to include ideas such as:

  • Discovered attack (including discovered check)
  • Removing the Defender
  • Overloaded pieces

Some of the more advanced types of chess tactics include:

Some very advanced types of tactics include:

  • Defensive sacrifices
  • Positional sacrifices
  • Drawing combinations
  • Endgame combinations

A long list of tactics includes: