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Tactics: Two Move Checkmate

Two Move Checkmates

These checkmates are exactly what the name says. Players should be able to perform checkmate in exactly two moves. While the concept sounds relatively simple, the practice requires more strategy and thoughtfulness than one move checkmates. Frequently, players will either employ force moves or sacrifice pieces to gain the positional advantage.

Practice Puzzles

Now that we understand discover attacks, lets try some practice problems. The upcoming puzzles will all focus on discover checks, discover attacks that result in the enemy king getting checked. Remember some patterns and basic strategies that you utilized in the last couple workbooks to complete these puzzles. In these puzzles, you will play white and win material from black in one move.