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Special attacks: discovered check (1)

This lesson is about discovered checks. You have already seen one, when we were defending against mate. A discovered check is a very powerful tool. Even strong players fear it.

In a discovered check, two pieces are lined up and the front piece steps aside. In doing so the back piece gives check.

In this lesson you are going to use a discovered check in which the front piece also attacks a piece. That makes it a double attack!

To understand how this works, it is best to see it in action. Have a look at the example.

What do you have to do?

Use a discovered check to win points. The back piece’s attack is a check, the front piece attacks another enemy piece.