which give a good 40 7-11 page articles.
I am interested in his Seeds of Tactical Destruction. Those elements in a chess position that lead to the possibility of tactics and if they don't exist most likely a combination doesn't exist. At some point I would like to create a mental checklist of them ( a mnemonic might be handy here)
*pieces that can be attacked by enemy pieces of lesser value
*one or more pieces that can be attacked via a discovered attack
*pinned or skewerable pieces along the same rank ,file diagonal
*pieces or squares vunderable to a knight attack
* overworked pieces (pieces guarding more than one piece of square)
*inadequately guarded pieces
* falling way behind in development
*pawns nearing promotion
*King uncasted or lost pawn protection with Queens on the board
*Open enemy lines for Rooks, Queens and Bishops to your King
*Pieces that have little mobility and might easily be attacked
* a large domination of one side's forces on the board.
For those interested in the article it is the 5th Heisman Novice Nook.
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