64 Things You Need to Know in Chess by John Walker

By John Walker

This is a uncomplicated primer should you know the way to play chess and are seeking for to enhance. each one 'thing' is defined in an easy-to-follow lesson, that is through routines that permit the reader to envision that she or he has totally understood the idea that. subject matters contain: the fundamental checkmates; crucial endgame wisdom; strategies and combos; middlegame issues; regular checkmating styles; commencing play.

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When the king moves, the black queen is lost. Try for Yourself 8 Whenever you see two pieces on the same line you should always be thinking of pin and In the next example, Nigel Short spotted Rafael Vaganian's king and queen on the same diagonal in Barcelona in 1989. He realized that the immediate skewer 1 'ii'c3+ would get nowhere as the king would side-step to g6 and defend the queen. So he lured the king forward with another skewer. teS+!! �xe5 and now 2 'ii'c3+ (D) is a winning skewer. skewer.

Try for Yourself 8 Whenever you see two pieces on the same line you should always be thinking of pin and In the next example, Nigel Short spotted Rafael Vaganian's king and queen on the same diagonal in Barcelona in 1989. He realized that the immediate skewer 1 'ii'c3+ would get nowhere as the king would side-step to g6 and defend the queen. So he lured the king forward with another skewer. teS+!! �xe5 and now 2 'ii'c3+ (D) is a winning skewer. skewer. In this position which black pieces are loose?

If Black avoids the mate, he must leave his queen to be captured. cS but Black has a pin of his own: l. b6!. It looks as though Black has es­ caped until we remember that Black's queen has lost her power of movement. White can now play 2 'iff4+ forking king and queen. Black cannot play 2 ... 'ifxf4 so his queen is lost. 8) If Black didn't have a pawn on f7 then 1 l1xg7+ would be an immediate skewer and Black could resign. But Black does have a 9) White wants to play 'ifh2+ and give mate on h7 so he has to deal with the problem of the black queen.

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