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Squares, pitfalls & disco attacks

In this lesson we focus on the discovered attack. As in the previous lessons on pitfalls, there seem to be two good moves in each position, but as you know by now, only one move wins material. The checkmating square plays an important role again!

With a discovered attack we can attack two pieces, a piece and the king or a piece and a mating square.

Example 1 is all about cleverly attacking a piece and a checkmate square.

In Example 2, you can attack two pieces at the same time, but be careful! In this case, the defender can escape with a counterattack on a mating square if you choose the wrong continuation!

What do you have to do?
Win material by performing a discovered attack. Be careful not to give the other player a chance to defend by counterattacking.

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