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Checking and getting out of Check

Example 5

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Wolverhampton Chess Club

Black to move There is yet another way of escaping from check. By using a piece to BLOCK the way. as discussed in 'Defending' . A King can sometimes get one of his pieces to help him just like that. A piece can be moved so that the square on which the King is standing is no longer attacked. This piece can be used to BLOCK the attack.

 

Black moves his Bishop attacking the King and declares 'check'

 

The white Bishop moves in between the attacking Black Bishop and the Black King. The Bishop now interposes (blocks the way) and defends the King. The King is no longer directly attacked. The King is out of check.