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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chess Improvement Ideas Part 13

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Discovered Checks.




The most effective type of discovered attack involves checking the enemy King. This type of discovered atack is even stronger if it includes a double attack.Because of the check, the opponent is helpless to prevent the other attacking piece or pawn from devouring its victim. Let us look at a few examples of discovered checks.


If we do nothing and count points, the position in the above diagram it appears to be very good for Black. Instead of counting points,look carefully at the position. When White attacks the Black Queen with 1 Ne4 +, Black can't move his Queen to safety because White's move also unleashes a discovered attack by the White Bishop against the Black King. This discovered check is Black's oom. He must get out of check with 1 ...Kg8, whereupon White calmly eats the Black Queen with 2 Nxd2. White now has an extra piece and a commanding 3-point advantage.



The diagram below shows another example of a crushing discovered check attack


White Plays the Kamikaze 1 Bh7+!, checking the Black king and uncovering the Rook, which now threatens the Black Queen. Black would dearly love to take the unprotected White Rok with 1...Qxd1+, but the rules won't let hime leave his King in check. Poor Black is forced to play 1 ...Kxh7, after which 2 Rxd6 picks up the Black Queen and gives White a material advantage.


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