6. Jan, 2021


Simple threats are those threatening only one thing, such as a winning a piece or checkmating the king. There are only a limited number of simple material threats:

Capture. By capturing an opponent piece, you create the threat of winning material. Usually, the material balance is immediately restored by a recapture, but until then it is a threat
Attacking a more valuable piece. This includes checking the king
Attacking an unprotected piece or adding a further attacker to a de­fended piece so that the number of attackers is greater than the number of defenders
Attacking or removing a defender by means of capture, deflection or even interference
Threatening to trap a piece so it cannot escape capture
Threatening to promote a pawn

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