# Secrets of Chess Tactics | Decoy Tactic Stunningly beautiful secrets revealed | Everything you need!

Hi all I would like to go over with you today
an importance tactical theme – the theme of the chess decoy now you can find a
variety of tactical themes by the way on category tactics weaknesses to exploit
so this currently has a few of these tactical themes and the one we’re going
to go over today is the Decoy tactics one before we get into it we can see the
definition a set of definitions I’ve collected together which I think are the
most important for what a decoy tactic is. A Decoy tactic is used to lure a
piece to a particular square so that’s the beauty of it. You’re very interested
in where a particular piece goes and to a particular square it’s the tactic of
ensnaring a piece usually the King or queen by forcing it to move to a poison
square with a sacrifice on that square that’s how you kind of get that piece to
go there you you lure it with a sacrifice on that actual square so it’s
not to be confused with deflection although there seems to be they seem to
be used interchangeably by a lot of people – Decoys and Deflections.
Technically a deflection is kind of the inverse of a decoy so a decoy
involves luring a piece to a bad square a deflection involves learning a piece
kind of away from a good square so it might have been slightly overloaded it
was defending something and you can sort of deflect it away from defending that
square so deflection is more closely related to overloaded or overworked
pieces but the key difference really is that a decoy is luring a piece to a
square by sacking on that square usually and a deflection is luring a piece from
a particular square where it’s got a useful role so with that in mind let’s
have a look at a few interesting examples from this puzzle book which you
can also try yourself later after the video let’s let’s go
together I thought this was a very clear simple
example okay can you see how white can use a decoy tactic in this particular
position. What piece could you look lure to kind of a square which you can
exploit so if I give you five seconds to pause the video here can you see? okay
rook e8 yes – a fantastic move celebrating the central knight as well and now the
knight can go to f6 and win that Queen and also as a bonus we can take on c6
here so that’s a clear example of a decoy tactic you’re dragging a piece to
a particular square so it’s precision control it’s an instrument of precision
control really can you see an important decoy tactic in this position if I give
you five seconds … okay here we want to lure the King to g5 where we can if now
taking we can folk we have this nasty folk king and queen so a fantastic decoy
there now in this position against the mighty Queen but can the rook and Knight
do something black to play if I give you five seconds okay rook g2 yeah trying to
decoy the king where now this fork in this particular position by the way if
the Queen had gone here instead the Knight f4 check is forcing a winning
ending in any case this ending is winning for black in this particular
position so here this is a very very famous game from Petrosyan against Ludek Pachman. Petrosian was known more for his positional play and prophylaxis and
had the reputation of being virtually unbeatable but on occasion he had a
sparkling attacking you know brilliancy and this is one of those occasions white
to play,. You might want to pause the video and study position because there is a
truly beautiful idea in this position okay Petrosian
played Queen takes f6 so luring the king to f6 and now the amusing thing here
this check is played so putting the King there and now all not wanting the King
to go back Bishop g7 just the quiet Bishop g7 believe it or not and the
King’s in big trouble now so in this continuation this G takes and
Bf3 mating so that comes that stems from a Petrosian brilliancy game if we
look at this instead of Knight f5 if we look at rook takes d3 that’s rather
desperate same sort of yeah the King’s just getting mated basically and all
sorts of ways so an absolutely brilliant kind of decoy there for the Kings go to
f6 now here black to play okay we can lure the King to f2 exposing the
diagonal of death – now we’ve got a blockade the beauty of blockades is to
unlock eight so rook takes c2 check yes because if Queen takes we had D free
check winning the Queen and here there’s a further decoy in this position really
beautiful position rook takes G to check putting the King on g2 because that
Knight is now paying rook takes one so D quiz really the precision control of the
opponent’s pieces getting to them to go to specific places here can you spot a
powerful decoy tactic five seconds okay rook takes before putting the Queen
on before exactly where we want her Bishop c5 and now Queens almost
frighting e – to escape or something but Knight d4 keeps the eye on a5 like chat
mating the King we sometimes want to control all the escape squares and then
deliver a kind of check that happens here so controlling a5 not not touching
this rook so celebrating the pieces that that
control the escape and then deliver a check to the queen or king is often away
of kind of mating the Queen here or the king so let’s see the next example now
this is truly precision control this position White has some weaknesses on
the light squares can we capitalize on that the first move is rook e1 check now
guess what was played here okay we put the King back on g1 start off with Queen
e1 check and and now that fine control that we have with the decoy is even more
fine when the Queen is involved other than the rook because we can actually do
better than the rocking away in this particular position what can we do with
a decoy tactic to control where we want the White King to be in a disastrous
manner so black to play here if I give you five seconds okay not g1 we want the
Queen to go to f1 to Luther King to f1 that’s exactly where we want the King so
a bishop can now come in with this powerful check and then we can deliver
this classic mating pattern with a bishop and rock really capitalizing on
the light square weaknesses there now here is a very fun example as well
five seconds to pause the video you might want to study this one this is
fantastic okay first we lure the night so h1 then
we lure the king – H – now check now if the King had gone back those rook takes
h1 there now in this position with the bishop controlling a lot of escape
squares in the rook we have light f5 check and now this is rook a4 is
checkmate because the knights controlling ‘iframe hair as well as g3
superb coordination of these free pieces hair to deliver this amazing checkmate
this is a fantastic example from Alexander Alekhine five seconds support
video okay we want to lure the King to f7 and now believe it or not beautiful
move five seconds yet we want to do the King
to e6 with this Queen sac so if the King had taken those Knight g5 mating now
here g4 threatens it was frightening Bishop takes f5 mate but although that
stops Bishop takes f5 Nh4 checkmate here so we can go earlier and look at
that put that on the board for fun Ng5 was actually checkmate
because the bishop was controlling the d6 escape square okay this is a
wonderful example of the power of decoy It looks as though white is in trouble with h3 as well … five seconds pause the video okay first we put the King either
on d7 or d8 with a check so that’s not a sacrifice as such but here the kind of
decoy sacrifice really still prepared actually re3
defending and evicting the Queen but now we’re really controlling where
we want the opponent’s pieces to be with these decoy tactics following now 5
seconds really beautiful stuff in this position rook takes d4 putting the Queen
on d4 exactly when we want her because another decoy follows d3 putting the
Queen on d3 disastrously for this folk absolutely wonderful stuff decoy is a
very very fun tactic to make use of now here we’ll be in trouble if we went here
then there’s Nf2 check so this is against the check – Queen f2 we’re
still in trouble and then luring the king to g4 it looks as though the Kings
going to get checkmated it pretty shortly what on earth can we do here? We don’t
really want to play Knight d4 because rxd4 and there’s a nasty double
discovered check gonna arrive after that can the decoy come to the rescue in
a defensive manner in this position if I give you 5 seconds ok it turns out yes
Knight b6 put the Queen on b6 because we got pinned rook now okay
now Queen d4 check yeah we’re already material up and then we can take that
Queen extinguishing blacks attack so great use of defense there
this is a remarkable example if I give you five seconds okay Queen d8 check putting the King
on d8 and now the dive-bomber of the chess board – the double check one of the
most devastating tactics forcing the king to move and Bishop d8 checkmate
if the king had moved to e8 then those rook d8 checkmate now here
a very nice move – can you spot it five seconds okay we really want the
King on h6 so we play rook takes h6 now the King refused but still Queen takes
g8 so if the King accepted the invitation that decoy Queen g6 is
checkmate this position black is a rook up so we have to somehow maybe try for a
draw if we can’t win you might want to pause the video here okay white to play
plays Queen takes h5 luring the King to h5 and now g4 luring the king to g4
because there’s perpetual check scenarios now. Check and it’s going
to be a perpetual check if the King goes to h3 then Bishop f1 check and the
King if they went to f5 then Bishop d3 so perpetual checks with Bishop f1 and
Bd3 there in this if the King has gone to h6 then g5+ would get
the Queen back. Okay here this is really nice you’ll see that the third rank is
clear in this example what can white do I give you five seconds we’ve got a kind
of thorn pawn with the Bishop on f6 okay rook takes h7 putting the King on h7 Queen
h3 check now the King stepped back there was Queen h8 mating now here Black has actually got a defensive kind
of threat of Ng8 – how can we extinguish that Ng8 – so maybe you
want something a bit quicker than usual to make sure that has no defensive
effect that Ng8 here I give you 5 seconds ok
bang put the King on h6 because now this lovely third rank
Re3 threatening that rook h3 mating so this is a try to lure the
bishop away from f6 but white plays this allowing Qh5 and there’s two ways to win
here can you find one okay one is rook takes h5 yep because if G takes then
there will be g5 checkmate so that’s absolutely winning there also there was
also just you could also play g5 check here as well by the way because that
pawn is pinned – rook takes and then rh8 checkmate – one of my students
actually helped me with that alternative variation I’ve tested these with some
students and I recently I hope you’re enjoying these as well
now this is a really difficult example and give yourself 500 points if you can
see it from here if you want to pause the video for a few minutes it’s a very
very difficult puzzle indeed not just equal but also very very powerful
dramatic interruption tactic as well is involved in this combination so in five
seconds if you want to pause the video okay first we put the bishop on b4 so
now if only a takes didn’t have Queen takes where if only the rook wasn’t on
a h2 we’d have Nc2 so here we might want to use a very very powerful tactic
with different kind but kind of decoy as well.
Decoys or interruption okay rook d2 so if the rook had taken we had axb4
which was mate because we would be interrupting the Queen and here
now a powerful decoy tactic with disastrous effect putting
the Queen on c2 away from the bishop because now axb4 s checkmate
a truly beautiful example here is another beauty black to play okay rook
takes g2 exposing that King King went to the corner but now rook takes
here rook h6 and this is waiting that’s a desperate thing to do end up mating
in these variations if the King had taken will use the dive bomber of the
chessboard Rg6 double check and here can you see yeah you can says there
that Bishop g2 checkmate So finally controlling where
the Kings going here five seconds this is a case of winning material actually Qg7 exposing the King to that lethal diagonal Knight takes d7 Knight
f6 check and we can get the Queen back with Knight d5 check and will be
material up with white better Now here … what to do okay
it’s rook takes h7 and if the King had taken there was Rh3
mating but this is neglected a8 – so can take on a8 now that’s
absolutely winning yeah let’s put the mate on the board as well Rh3 mate
and that would have been yeah putting exactly where we wanted. Now this one can we get a beautiful mate somehow? Five seconds okay Qe7 trying to lure the
rook to e7 so it’s kind of decoy deflection in a way because we’re trying to
take away the rook from that defense of f8 but here yeah
Queen f8 we put the rook there so we can play rook takes f8 checkmate
I love that combination of rook and Bishop aesthetically capitalizing on the
dark square weakness there. Now in this position this starts off to set the
scene with queen h5 threatening mate here now we finally control where we want the
opponent’s Queen to be first we put the Queen on d5 okay it’s still defending f7
though so what would that be important okay our bishops controlling an escape
squat which is always we must consider we’ve partially created a mating net
when we control escape squares so here Queen takes f7 spectacular for Knight d7
checkmate beautiful one there. Okay here can you guess
okay rook g8 check and now Bishop takes f6 lovely bishop pair delivering a
checkmate there now here can we drag the king out? Is the Knight
holding up f7. Can we can play this anyway putting on f7 rook takes. King comes out
to play Knight b6 check are we just wanting to win the Queen? Nope stronger
Bishop h5 for trying to drag the King up the board Queen f7 check check here is going to be mating with
Bishop f2 after King h4. Okay so you’re getting an idea of the decoy tactic
in the context of amazing combinations. Okay here we’re kind of exploiting the
potentially vulnerable back row five seconds rook e8 check so we’re putting
the bishop on e8 because if the Queen had taken we had Queen f6 the Queen’s
kind of overloaded but now the interruption of the back row means Queen
f8 checkmate this is a beauty it starts off with a kind of clearance tactic can
you guess okay Queen takes d7 kind of clearing
that d file for now a beautiful decoy tactic Knight c7 putting the rook on c7
for rook d8 checkmate echoing Morphy’s Opera game conclusion the bishop and
kind of Morphy style mate pattern now here okay five seconds rook c8 interrupting
if Bishop takes we had Queen takes we can now play rook takes c8 pinning that
Queen luring it to c8 Queen e7 checkmate looks as though we’re in a spot of
bother here’s our queen is pinned can we get out of this okay we can it seems
with Bishop takes f7 putting the King on f7 for rook f1 check
so if Rf1+ and now Rook f8 check dragging the rook away from
pinning our queen to release the Queen for Queen g7 checkmate here it looks as
though we are in a dodgy situation we can take very fast action here with the thorn pawn okay Rh8+ putting K on h8 and now
put the King on h8 check again before the Queen’s comes at h1 we’ve set out for
the Queen to go to h7 in this position looks pretty complicated doesn’t it but
can you see what black can do okay rook g8 so that we’ve got an attack on the
Queen we’ve also got Queen g1 support so it’s very dangerous for the back row so
with this move white is trying to at least arrange rook d1 we play Queen g1
that Rd1 which has been arranged there but now is there anything deadly
that black can do here that you can spot okay rook c1 check and now Queen c1
checkmate this is a very very nice kind of decoy
interruption style puzzle white to play okay it starts off with Bishop c7 so
putting the Queen on c7 which kind of means c5 if we play now rook takes e5
the Queen has to respond with the rook and now we could play queen b7 check and
now Ra1 – it’s checkmate if we look at this again if rook takes c7
played then actually that was Queen b7 so if it takes there was a rook takes e5
checkmate beautiful stuff here white to play okay nice Queen sac brilliant Qh7 f6
check black could have played that that delays things but doesn’t
change the end result check putting the King on h7 for this checkmate okay here
the King hasn’t yet managed to castle and black taps into this Bishop takes f2
Knight g4 now the king went to g1 there’s queen b6 mating Ne3 and
here Bishop d7 where’s the Queen going very limited squares the Knights holding
c4 and now Knight c2 check winning that Queen this position is very
beautiful black play 5 seconds okay Queen a5 check putting the king on
a5 rxa2 check and now a5 is checkmate this one it looks as though we want to
play Knight e4 but with cannot because the Knight is pinned. What can we do here? five
seconds black to play. Okay we unpin putting the Queen on f6
sacrificing the knight luring the Queen to f6 in particular so it’s not
controlling h1 either there’s kind of elements of deflection and we don’t have
a queen we don’t have a rook nor a bishop we want to check the King and
checkmate in fact with the underpromotion to a knight. Leela (Neural network) would be proud. She likes her underpromotions to the knight so okay here classic example.
Is it Adams vs Torre – not Michael Adams and some say it was composed
there might not been actually occurring in the game but a classic back mate
weaknesses are tapped into as well you might want to pause the video if you get
this you’re an absolute tactical genius the whole combination queen g4 trying to
lure the Queen away from e8 Queen refuses and now Queen c4 trying to
lure either the rook or the Queen to c4 both of them refused and then again
trying to lure the rook or the Queen to c7 for rook takes e8 – both of them
refused now here’s really subtle point about
this so the rook kind kind of can’t take on e2 – we have actually a4
believe it or not and now rook e4 and in this position Black’s feeling the
pressure we have Queen takes b7 yeah and there’s no defense now for this
back row issue yeah a very interesting example indeed and another very very
famous example from a multiple gold coins game black to play if you haven’t
seen this you must study your iconic games if you haven’t seen this one the
Marshall – Frank Marshall US Champion multiple times Marshall gambit known for the Marshall
gambit in the Ruy Lopez – played Qg3 luring the Queen to g3 because
now Ne2+ Kh1 Nxg3+ and black is a piece up so Ne2+
for a big advantage so I hope you enjoyed these deep decoy tactic
examples you can practice them maybe try and get faster and faster on them as
well so Improve menu at Chessworld.net puzzle books there’s one of many themes
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and any tactical things you really want to study for the next video as well okay
thanks very much

## 16 thoughts on “Secrets of Chess Tactics | Decoy Tactic Stunningly beautiful secrets revealed | Everything you need!”

1. kingscrusher says:

#chess #decoy #chessdecoy #tactics #chesstactics #chesstraining

Nice

3. Peter says:

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5. scallahan 4 says:

He really put the quadratic equation in the thumbnail ๐

6. joene joene says:

7. G Un says:

Zero dislike . congratulations!

8. Henrique G. Abreu says:

Uow, these puzzles are crazy hard!

9. nery mosquea says:

Excellent material Tryfon, this would greatly improve the average playerโs tactical perspective. We hope you can cover some tactical motifs in the future as well ๐๐ช.

10. Odin Erickson says:

position at 11:02 …c5 and its a draw i think

11. ะัะฐัะพะฒ ะัะท says:

Everything I need? So I don't really need to study other elements of the game? Just this?

12. yotoober1 says:

btw, dont know who to ask? but is there a new version of Stockfish? Stockfish 30%, wahtever that means?? looking at tcec games, and stockfish is rated at 3588!!! forget it! Leela will never be able to tough that rating nor any other engine at least for now.

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14. Non Available says:

It's been a while since I really enjoyed winning tactics video , this is one of the best ever !!! ,
just the one at 21:18 is not quiet correct after Qf3 Kh4 _ Bf2 is not mating because of Kg5 , but Qf5 ( instead Qf3 ) mates next move with Bf2 . Cheers