When it comes to great traps, Tactics, Moves & Ideas, there are chess tactics that are difficult to solve even for the advanced players.

If we look at the best of the best players from past and the present, one thing that took their game to the next level i.e. a level above advanced players and into the elite is an eye to spot almost everything on the board and not just most difficult tactics and combinations.

One player that comes to mind, when we talk about overall greatness is Garry Kasparov, check out a video below to see how great Garry Kasparov was in spotting tactics and plotting traps that had no answer to them:

Also, skip the stream below to 1:25:05 and see how sharp Garry Kasparov is in solving even the most difficult puzzles live:

Only a true genius can have such a sharp eye and vision to solve these difficult problems.

But before you lose any hope and start thinking that becoming great at chess is an inborn ability, I will like to share a video of GM Leonid Kritz, where he is solving puzzles and explaining the ideas behind them.

From him, you will learn that having an ability to solve difficult chess puzzles is all down to your vision of a chessboard and the time you give to solving puzzles:

Things to know about Chess Tactics

If you want to be great in solving chess tactics, it is important to know the basics.

There are a total of 24 themes in chess tactics. Any puzzle or tactical position is made up of 1 or many of these themes.

The 24 themes of chess tactics are demonstrated in a video below:

Chess Tactics for Advanced Players leading to Checkmate

Do you know the Chessable’s Advanced Checkmate Patterns Manual? Even many super grandmasters dumbfounded themselves in solving those puzzles.

Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi, the two current best chess players in the world, took on the challenge of solving the most advanced chess tactics leading to checkmate from that manual. How they did? Check out in the video below:

The Thinking Strategy behind solving difficult chess positions:

Understanding the problem is half a solution, if you don’t know the problem, how will you resolve it?

It requires a great sense of what’s going on on a chessboard. Once you have grasped the situation properly, there is a 5 steps thinking strategy starting with a SWOT analysis to resolve a position.

That 5 steps thinking strategy is explained in a video below:

How to become a Tactical Monster of Chess?

Becoming a tactical monster of chess is not an overnight thing. Great chess players like Garry Kasparov did it by dedicating their everything to the game of chess. There is a master method for becoming a tactical monster i.e. being able to spot the tactics and taking advantage of them.

When we are solving a puzzle, we know that it’s a puzzle, which makes it easier to solve it but in a real game that information is missing, and oftentimes, many of us miss an opportunity to gain a significant advantage with an easy to solve the puzzle in a game.

International Master Robert Ris did a whole course on how to spot these tactics in your games. A part of it is on youtube, and you can watch it below:


That’s all in Chess Tactics for Advanced Players. If you think they are too difficult to solve and requires you to level up for them, then work on these chess tips for intermediate players first.

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Bilal Ahmed

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