Discovered and Double Check

Discovered and Double Check

Jan 4, 2014, 4:44 PM |

The below lesson is for students of KLA Chess Club

KLA Chess Club (Keiller Leadership Academy), is a Title I, K-8 Charter School located in southeast San Diego. Chess class has been implemented as an everyday, in school class for middle school students.

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This lesson is taken from the KNSB Ducth Training manual by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden.

Students, set-up the position along with the diagrams below to help you solve.

Review: Discovered Attack:



Now, try and make your own discovered attack on your own boards.

Now, let's look at some other examples:


The "Double Check"

Keep in mind, that a double check is not limited to just winning material, but also to leading to mate.


How do discover a discovered attack:
1. Look for a "battery" or pieces lined up agains the enemy King.
2. Find a target for the front piece. (Where do you put the front piece?)
3. If you think you've found a good place for the front piece, look for a better one.
4. Look to see if your opponent can still defend himself.

Homework assignment: Discovered and Double Check