Tactical Motifs and Themes

This page shows examples of each of the chess tactical motifs used as tags on Chess Tempo tactical problems. Click on any of the links below to take you to a description and example of each tactical motif.

To see positional motif definitions, go to the positional motifs page.

Please read these descriptions before tagging problems, and please use these definitions instead of definitions you might find in other places when choosing the appropriate tags.
See the tagging guidelines for advice on using the tagging system.