Positional Motifs and Themes

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

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

Please read these descriptions before tagging, 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.