Chapter 8 Skewers Introduction – Diagram 218:

Name the white piece that is skewering the black King and will win the black Rook.

See Answer below.


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Chapter 8 Skewers – INTRODUCTION

A SKEWER is an attack on two pieces linde up on the same file, rank, or diagonal. When the first piece moves, a less valuable piece behind it is captured. Some Skewers can be simple, as shown in Diagram 218. Others take two or more moves to set up.

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Answer – Diagram 218:

The white Rook will capture the black Rook after the black King moves out of check.


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