April 2011 Tactics Time: Zugszwang, Bread and Butter Tactics

The April 2011 Tactics Time features a rare zugzwang puzzle from one of my redhotpawn games.  My opponent was trying to force the stalemate, and I had to be careful. 

The wikipedia page for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zugzwang is quite interesting.

Also featured are the bread and butter of tactics: pins, skewers, and forks. 

Enjoy!

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April 2011 Tactics Time Column






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