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White wins the Rook for a pawn in 3 moves.


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Chess Tactics For Students


A DISCOVERED CHECK occurs when a piece moves and uncovers a check on the enemy King. The enemy King discovers or finds out it is in check! A Discovered Check can be simple, as shown in Diagram 125. Others take two or more moves to set up.

Next, Diagram 138 DISCOVERED CHECKS:

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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 137:

1.  Qxf8                            Qxf8

2.  c8 = Q/R+                    Kg8

3.  Q/Rxf8+

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