Crossing the Bridge from Positional to Tactical - part 2

Level 16


Intermediate, Advanced

Recommended Rating

900 -1700

Number of lessons: 7

Topic Purpose

We’ve learned about position and hypermodern chess elements. And we’ve learned about basic and intermediate tactics. This series teaches different techniques to bridge from a positional advantage to a tactical advantage.

Each lesson also includes an endgame study to enable members to outplay opponents and  to win at endgames. 

Learning objectives

  • When to block with your queen
  • How to use the pawn bypass
  • How to use a common pawn sacrifice on c5
  • When to sacrifice a pawn on e6
  • The to sacrifice the rook on e6 for a bishop
  • When to sacrifice the rook on c6 and f6 for a knight
  • How  to create the avalanche
  • How to use the fish hook
  • How to use the colossus
  • How to demolish the castle
  • How to use the Nievergelt Maneuver
  • Hw to use the Bishop-in-the-way
  • When to trade queens and when to avoid it
  • How to use the runner and the bulldozer
  • Live practice
  • Get a Fort Bend Chess Club rating