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Chess Kit Training Tactics Removing the guard

Fred emphasises that the principle underlying this theme is the very essence of chess logic. If Piece A guards Piece B, attack Piece A and you win one or the other.

Removing the guard is one of the most useful of all the tactical themes. In chess, there is no surer winning method than concentrating on hostile units that are tied down to some vital task. Deprived of mobility, these units are helpless against a determined well directed attack.

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