The check reflex

Jul 6, 2015, 1:41 AM |

In this game, black - under time pressure - plays the 'reflex' check 26...   Qg3 and is subsequently unable to engineer a decisive breakthrough. But instead of instinctively checking, the move to maintain pressure was 26 ... Qh2

Just a lesson in chess basics I suppose - appreciating that  saying 'check' is not always the best way to achieve 'check mate' !