Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Windmill

Here is a nice tactical motif I learned a while back. It is called the Windmill at least it was where I heard of it. It consists of repeated checks and discovered checks, allowing the checking piece to gobble up every piece in sight while the opposite colours King is being hit by a discovered check. Complicated? Maybe a little, take a look at my png of the Windmill it will really help you see what is going on in the Windmill tactical motif. I got to use this in a blitz game today, I lost on time but it felt like a victory. As you can see from my rating, I struggle in blitz games especially in tournament games. Hopefully I can improve this area of my game. Here is a an awesome video on the Windmill by the Chess Website on Youtube: