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Checking and getting out of Check

Example 6

TES Teaching Resources

Wolverhampton Chess Club

White to move

 

The White queen moves and checks the Black King. Now if Black moves his King away then White's Queen will capture Blacks Queen.

Black has a better move,and he can use his Knight to BLOCK the RANK between his King and the attacking Queen.

The Black Knight moves. The way is now blocked . The Black King is no longer in check.