There are three ways to get out of check. Move Away Capture Block But there are four ways to keep a piece safe from an attack. The first three are the same as getting out of check. Can you name the fourth way?
Yesterday we discussed the back-rank mate. Today we’ll see a situation where the escape square will not be enough. White does have escape square, namely g2, but it is covered by the bishop on e4. Knowing that, white still need to defend the 1st rank to avoid checkmate. Rc5-c1 is a good move. Bonus: Does […]
Back rank mate is a famous pattern to win the game. How can we avoid getting back rank mated? Creating an escape plan is the way to go. Pawn h2-h3 will create a window for the king to escape out of the checkmate.
There are three ways to respond to a check: Move the king away Use another piece to block Capture the checking piece There is only one way to respond to a double check: Move the king away This shows the power of double check. There are two double check possibilities. Can you find them? Bonus: […]