The Discovered Check:
Part of the Chess Tactics Guide
Chess Tactics Guide
The Discovered Check
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Discovered Check is an attack that happens in the same way as an ordinary, Discovered Attack ...
The only difference is that the attack, by the uncovered piece, is against your opponent's King, rather than any of the other pieces.
If you're not aware of how a Discovered Attack works
, basically, it's like this ...
- Two pieces are involved in a Discovered Attack. The first piece is currently in-between direct line of site between your rearward piece and a key enemy piece ...
- The first piece moves out the way - usually to attack something else, sometimes just for positional advantage ...
- However, in the process of moving, the stationary piece behind is uncovered - or Discovered - and now has a clear path toward the enemy piece.
The Discovered Check Index
Examples of the Discovered Check
- Example 1 (page 2)
White's Re2 will provide the check
on Black's Ke8, which will be the Discovered Check
, when White attacks Black's Ra5, with Be3-b6.
- Example 2 (page 3)
White's Bb3 will provide the check
on Black's Kg8, which will be the Discovered Check
, when White attacks Black's Ra8, with Nd5-b6.
- Example 3 (page 4)
White's Rg5 will provide the check
on Black's Kb5, which will be the Discovered Check
, when White attacks Black's Qb7, with Bf5-c8.
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