Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Here is a sampling of what we covered during our lesson today... I introduced all of our players to the them with the first two examples given below while the third example was used later when we were looking at how to win undefended pieces. First let us take a look at a game that is over in two moves! And all because of a weak diagonal and the POWER OF THE ANNOYING QUEEN CHECK!

Now for a three mover...

Annoying Queen checks can not only be used to deliver checkmate but they can more often be used to win unprotected pieces. L.P.D.O. = Lose Pieces Drop Off! As in the following example:

These were three of the many puzzles that we worked through today during our chess lesson. And now these three examples are here for all of our players to use as a review about the POWER OF THE ANNOYING QUEEN CHECK!

Enjoy - Chess Coach Sean Tobin.

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