Chess Tactics: Uhlmann—Zwaig, 1967

Tactics are everywhere

I recently looked at the game Uhlmann—Zwaig from Halle 1967, and a possible tactic caught my attention (it did not actually occur in the game). It’s a great example of looking for checks, captures, and threats before considering other moves!

If you haven’t been looking for checks, captures, and threats before when playing chess, try it. I guarantee it will transform your play, and your results. This is how you can apply the chess middlegame tactics you have hopefully been practicing!

Author: Andre Harding

Since 2003 I've taught chess to thousands of students in public, private, and charter schools in the New York City area, and have given countless private lessons. I also direct USCF- and FIDE-rated chess tournaments.

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