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Chess Tactics For Students

Chapter 9 Double Threats –

A DOUBLE THREAT, as used in this chapter, is a move that threatens to checkmate or to win a piece. To avoid checkmate, the opponent must give up the threatened piece. Some Double Threats can be simple, as shown in Diagram 249. Others take two or more moves to set up.

Next, PROMOTING PAWNS Diagram 280:

Name the square where the white pawn is that becomes a Queen after white plays Bxb6 >

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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 279:

1. Ne5                             Nxe5??

2. Qxh5+                        Kg8

3. Qh8#


1. Ne5                             Kg8

2. Nxd7

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