Chapter 11 Removing the Guard Introduction – Diagram 311:

Name the white piece that captures the black Queen after black stops the check!

See Answer below.


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Chapter 11 Removing the Guard – INTRODUCTION

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, see Diagram 312 Removing the Guard:

White wins the black Queen for a Rook in 2 moves. > Coming soon!


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Answer – Diagram 311:

The white Queen captures the black Queen after black plays …Rxc8, stopping the check!


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