D Is For Discovery

D Is For Discovery

Apr 8, 2013, 12:03 PM |


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Date Event Location TLA in Affiliate
2013-04-20 Colorado Senior Championship Manitou Springs CO 2013-03 CL T5016398

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( http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/25494358-d-is-for-discovery )

1. Game Of The Week: D Is For Discovery
2. This Week In Chess:  Speed Results
3. Game Viewer: Paul Anderson v Alex Freeman ( http://cschess.webs.com/ )
4. Tuesday Night Chess Tour Cumulative and 2nd Quarter Standings

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Colorado State Chess Association: CSCA (http://colorado-chess.com/)
Wyoming Chess Association: WCA (http://www.wyomingchess.com/)

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Game Of The Week
Last year, I came up with a method to organize chess tactics.  I called it the DROP Method (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/1378181-drop-method).  The DROP method is an acronym for the basic kinds of tactics.  It is meant to remind you not to drop your pieces and help you get your opponent to drop theirs.

I said that the DROP Method was a work in progress, and it was.  So, I thought I would revisit each of the four kinds of chess tactics to clarify and improve the method.  The first kind of tactic in the DROP Method is Discovery. 

Discovery is a chess move that attacks with two pieces. 

The Discovery is played when a player is going to make an attack with the piece that he moves, but also he will make an attack with another piece that was blocked by the piece that he moves.  The second attack is often a check on the King, which is called a Discovered Check. 

When the Discovery is successful, the opponent can only avoid one of the attacks.  This means that the other attack will gain material or mate.  The player may set up a Discovery intentionally or often just stumble across the opportunity.

"Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation." (Max Euwe)

Here is a position where I realized that my opponent had created an opportunity for a Discovery.  It is white to move.




[Event "March Panera"]
[Site "http://cschess.webs.com/"]
[Date "2013.03.28"]
[Round "4.4"]
[White "Anderson, Paul"]
[Black "Freeman, Alex"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A45"]
[PlyCount "37"]
[EventDate "2013.03.07"]
[TimeControl "5400"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bh4 d5 4. f3 Nd6 5. Nc3
c6 6. e4 Qa5 7. Qd2 Nc4 8. Bxc4 dxc4 9. Nge2 e6 10. O-O Nd7 11. a3 b5 12. Nd5
c3 13. Qxc3 b4 14. axb4 Nf6 15. Rxa5 cxd5 16. Qc6+ Nd7 17. Qxa8 Nb6 18. Qxa7
Nc4 19. Qc7 1-0

Peace be with you,
Paul Anderson
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