What is the outpost chess tactic?
The chess tactic known as “Outpost” is a strategy that involves creating a strong and protected square where a piece can be placed and exerts control over the surrounding squares. The outpost tactic is executed by creating a square where a piece can be placed and exerts control over the surrounding squares, it can be done by pawn structure, pieces coordination or creating a protected square by sacrificing a piece.
Introduced by Emanuel Lasker
The concept of the outpost can be traced back to the games of the great chess player and chess theorist, Emanuel Lasker. Lasker was known for his ability to use outposts to gain an advantage and outmaneuver his opponents.