Advanced Tactics

Level

Advanced

Recommended Rating

1300 -2000

Topic Purpose

This series focuses on material-winning forcing moves that will win the game. It does not focus on checkmates. And it examines what prevents you from finding the winning, forcing moves during games.

Also, the thing I hate THE MOST in chess games is losing a game in the ending that I should win. Advanced FBCC classes include endgame studies so that its members excel at winning endgames. Our players are better prepared for endgames than just about anyone else and often win games in the ending that they would otherwise lose.

Lessons: (each lesson is 90 minutes)

Lesson 1 learning objectives

- • Fundamental back row mates

Lesson 2 learning objectives

- • Fundamental corridor mates

Lesson 3 learning objectives

- • Fundamental knight moves and smothered mates

Lesson 4 learning objectives

- • Fundamental bishop a2-g8 attacks

Lesson 5 learning objectives

- • Fundamental forcing Bishop b1-h7 and a1-h8 attacks

Lesson 6 learning objectives

- • Fundamental queen sacrifices

Lesson 7 learning objectives

- • Attacks against h7

Lesson 8 learning objectives

- • Attacks against g7

Lesson 9 learning objectives

- • Attacks against f7

Lesson 10 learning objectives

- • Attacks against h8

Lesson 11 learning objectives

- • Attacks against h6
- • Attacks against d8 (uncastled king)

Lesson 12 learning objectives

- • Brute force calculations (recurring themes)

Lesson 13 learning objectives

- • Brute force calculations (mating & hybrid combinations)

Lesson 14 learning objectives

- • Brute force calculations (promotion based combinations)

Lesson 15 learning objectives

- • Surprise forcing moves
- • Impossible moves

Lesson 16 learning objectives

- • Surprise forcing moves
- • Antipositional forcing moves

Lesson 17 learning objectives

- • Attacking ESTs (Equal of Stronger Threats)

Lesson 18 learning objectives

- • Momentum Changing ESTs

Lesson 19 learning objectives

- • Quiet forcing moves (key moves)

Lesson 20 learning objectives

- • Quiet forcing moves (connector moves)

Lesson 21 learning objectives

- • Retreating forcing moves (direct threats)

Lesson 22 learning objectives

- • Retreating forcing moves (repositioning maneuvers)

Lesson 23 learning objectives

- • Retreating forcing moves (indirect forcing moves)

Lesson 24 learning objectives

- • Zwischenzug forcing moves (in-between checks)

Lesson 25 learning objectives

- • Zwischenzug forcing moves (in-between mate threats)

Lesson 26 learning objectives

- • Zwischenzug forcing moves (queen attacks)

Lesson 27 learning objectives

- • Zwischenzug forcing moves (unusual zwischenzugs)

Lesson 28 learning objectives

- • Defensive forcing moves (stoppers)

Lesson 29 learning objectives

- • Defensive forcing moves (counterattacks)

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