From 1400 to 1500 : Giving check or not

Sep 27, 2015, 10:01 AM |

We have seen that lots of beginning chess players are fascinated by "queen chasing" (And I believe that is no gender issue. Female beginning chess players will often also chase the chess queen). Another thing that beginning chess players are fascinated by is "giving check".

Some players will "give check" whenever they can, seemingly without thinking whether it is good for themselves or not.

Of course one should ponder before giving check, and evaluate whether the check is good for your position or maybe for the opponent position.

I'll give a fresh example where a 1800+ blitz player seems to have a slight check fascination :

So ... hold your horses, be patient, and evaluate your check options before blindly "giving check" or prepare to give check.

Before preparing a check, think about the quote : "Found a good move ? Find a better one !".

The more sophisticated your giving check evaluations will become, the more likely your chess rating and results will go up.