26. Jan, 2018

Checking the king

Checking the king is a move that cannot be ignored. The opponent must deal with it in one of three ways - by blocking the check, by removing the attacking piece or by moving the king.

When a check is a forcing move, the attacker can calculate the opponent's response and plan the continuation of the attack several moves ahead.

See if you can follow the series of checks in this position - White to move

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