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  1. 15 Aug '07 19:53
    What do you guys think, either based on analyzing games you have played or solving tactics problem. Which do you think you are most and least likely to overlook

    a) A forced mate
    b) Trapping a piece
    c) A pin
    d) A pawn fork
    e) A knight fork
    f) A queen fork
    g) A (correct) discovered attack/check
    h) An unstoppable passed pawn
    i) a skewer

    I tried to use the most common ones, leaving out stuff like zwischenzung and zugzwang, but you can add stuff if you want because I am sure I forgot some
  2. 15 Aug '07 19:59
    Originally posted by mcreynolds
    What do you guys think, either based on analyzing games you have played or solving tactics problem. Which do you think you are most and least likely to overlook

    a) A forced mate
    b) Trapping a piece
    c) A pin
    d) A pawn fork
    e) A knight fork
    f) A queen fork
    g) A (correct) discovered attack/check
    h) An unstoppable passed pawn
    i) a skewer

    I tried ...[text shortened]... ike zwischenzung and zugzwang, but you can add stuff if you want because I am sure I forgot some
    A queen fork (that is a double attack executed by the enemy queen) are difficult for me to see as well as forced mates in more than 3 moves.
  3. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    15 Aug '07 19:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mcreynolds
    What do you guys think, either based on analyzing games you have played or solving tactics problem. Which do you think you are most and least likely to overlook

    a) A forced mate
    f) A queen fork
    g) A (correct) discovered attack/check
    Game 3898779
  4. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    15 Aug '07 20:07
    Originally posted by mcreynolds
    What do you guys think, either based on analyzing games you have played or solving tactics problem. Which do you think you are most and least likely to overlook

    a) A forced mate
    b) Trapping a piece
    c) A pin
    d) A pawn fork
    e) A knight fork
    f) A queen fork
    g) A (correct) discovered attack/check
    h) An unstoppable passed pawn
    i) a skewer
    Sounds about right.
  5. 15 Aug '07 20:07
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    Game 3898779
    Ouch. Yuga is an excellent player however, so no shame there. He absolutely trounced me in all of our meetings.
  6. 15 Aug '07 20:15
    I frequently under-estimate the Queening potential of a passed pawn.
  7. Standard member truthinpositions
    dragon slayer
    15 Aug '07 20:17
    Originally posted by mcreynolds
    What do you guys think, either based on analyzing games you have played or solving tactics problem. Which do you think you are most and least likely to overlook

    a) A forced mate
    b) Trapping a piece
    c) A pin
    d) A pawn fork
    e) A knight fork
    f) A queen fork
    g) A (correct) discovered attack/check
    h) An unstoppable passed pawn
    i) a skewer

    I tried ...[text shortened]... ike zwischenzung and zugzwang, but you can add stuff if you want because I am sure I forgot some
    deflections and trianglation (complex ones "exploding square"
  8. 15 Aug '07 21:12
    Backward horse moves:




    I played 21…Bd5 and after 22. Ne1 Qxc4 23. Qxc4 Rxc4 24. Rxc4 Bxc4 25. Bxe4 Bxa2 a piece had been lost, but I still managed to draw thanks to the a & b P’s
  9. 15 Aug '07 21:19
    A surprising pawn push of sorts.Not so much a pawnfork or passers,but a sudden push,thought to be impossible,leading to the collapse of my position.
    Am also prone to overlooking a discovery.
  10. 16 Aug '07 03:04
    Having one of my heavy pieces trapped is pretty annoying, especially the queen.
  11. 16 Aug '07 21:52
    we will all miss moves where pieces go backwards, where pieces travel horizontally, and the backward retreating accross the diagonal move
  12. 16 Aug '07 23:16
    Overburdened pieces and removing the defender.
  13. 16 Aug '07 23:18
    Originally posted by dpressnell
    Overburdened pieces and removing the defender.
    Yeah I was going to say removal of the guard. Very easy to miss.
  14. 17 Aug '07 01:48
    they're all hard to see for me
  15. 17 Aug '07 02:39
    anything suprising!


    Trapping peices, can be darn hard to spot especially when its a powerful peice and its at the end of longish sequence.