Winter Packets: Completing the Opening- Part IV

Dec 16, 2013, 7:10 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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*Students, use your board/pieces to go through the following exercises and record your answers on your answer sheet to turn in.


Inadequate Piece Cooperation

* It is important to remember that pieces should:

a) Support each other when attacking

b) Protect each other when defending

* Pieces should work together and not get in each other's way.

Puzzle 1:

Neglecting Vulnerable Points
* In the starting position, f7 and f2 are considered to be vulnerable (weak) points because they're only protected by the King.
Question: What are two vulnerable points on the board and why?
Answer: f7 for black and f2 for white because only the King defends those squares.
Puzzle 2:
How does White attack the f7 Square?
Puzzle 3: