This website is called Chess Strategies Blog. But chess tactics are every bit as important as strategies. Tactics are those small sequences of 1 to 5 moves that aid in implementing the strategies that get you to checkmate. Start learning about tactics today!

Rook and knight checkmate – basic checkmate pattern

Trap your opponent in the corner using your rook and knight! The checkmate with rook and knight against a king comes up fairly often, but most beginners don’t know it, and even some fairly strong players either don’t know it well or miss it easily. So it’s a good pattern to know. You can rescue …Continue reading: Rook and knight checkmate – basic checkmate pattern

Chess Tactics – How to Checkmate with King and Queen vs. King

One of the first chess strategies that every beginner needs to learn is how to checkmate the opponent.  So many beginners’ games end as a draw simply because the superior side doesn’t know how to turn an overwhelming material advantage into a checkmate. I faced the same problem when teaching my children how to play …Continue reading: Chess Tactics – How to Checkmate with King and Queen vs. King