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Tactics Time 1 – Solutions

A few days ago 6 positions were posted for you to try and solve here.

Now, if you’ve had time to try and solve these for yourself, please check your answers/analysis here and let us all know how many you got right by posting in the comments.

Tactics Time 1

Below are six positions for you to try and solve. As the norm I’ll be following this format: The first position will be fairly easy. Positions 2-5 will be a mixed bag but will contain at least one endgame position (not a study). The last position will require some fiendish calculation to solve.

Word of warning. These aren’t all play and mate tactics. Some positions may simply require a simple win of a pawn or an exchange.

The best way to attempt these is to write the lines you see down (or if you’re brave, post them in the comments) so that when the solutions are revealed in a few days, you don’t cheat yourself by pretending you saw a line that you didn’t. Continue reading