STEP 2: Double Attack (1)

STEP 2: Double Attack (1)

Mar 11, 2014, 9:02 AM |

KLA Chess Club is a part of Keiller Leadership Academy of southeast San Diego, a Title 1 Charter school. Chess is offered as an everyday class for students.

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The following lesson is taken from the KNSB Dutch Training System by Brunia/Wijgerden.

Goals: Learning to recognize targets; Using the Queen as an attacking piece.

Below, the second target is the material. The rook on b3 is in trouble:

Below, even though the rook is 'protected by the pawn, the rook is worth more than the attacking piece.

Sometimes, it is a square that is the target, not necessarily a piece. Which square is the target below? How can black respond?

Below, Black is threatening mate by attacking a sqare. How can white avoid mate?

Below, the Queen is a powerful weapon in a double attack. See how the Queen attacks both the Rook and King in check? The King must get out of check.
Where can the queen go for a double attack?
Search Strategy:
1. Where can the Queen give check?
2. Which pieces are unprotected?