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Chess Tactics For Students

Chapter 11 Removing the Guard –

To REMOVE THE GUARD is to attack a piece that is guarding the opponent against checkmate, or that is guarding a piece from being captured. Often Removing the Guard can be simple, as shown in Diagram 311. Other times, it take two or three moves to set up.

Next, Diagram 320 REMOVING THE GUARD:

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Chess Tactics For Students is a workbook for intermediate and advanced students containing 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format. Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period.

This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction.

The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.

Answer – Diagram 319:

1. Bxf7+                             Qxf7

2. Rd8+                              Kxd8

3. Qxf7

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