Tactical Element – Elimination

 

Tactical element Elimination involves capturing the enemy piece which is performing some defensive task. Once when the defence is eliminated,  we can continue with the attack.

Elimination is one of the basic actions in chess and one of the most common tactical elements. In chess combinations it is usually introduction to other tactical motifs.

In most cases we eliminate the enemy piece thus stopping its function. The other form of elimination is a sacrifice of our own piece in order to achieve stalemate.

Let’s go through some illustrative combinations that include tactical element Elimination.