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1 Chess 101 W INNING WITH T WO P IECES Tactics The rook and queen are called major pieces for one of them with their king have the ability to win the game with a checkmate. This tactic is a must to know for it is often the key to victory. In the top position, white has checkmate. In the bottom position, black has checkmate. You want to create a ‘net’ over the enemy king and then tighten the net to this position or on any edge of the board. Once the net limits the enemy king to an edge, force it to move opposite your king (away from your rook) and move the rook to the rank his king is in for checkmate. For example: 1. …Ra2, 2. If Kd2 then Ra1++ or: 1. …Ra2 2. Kf1 Ke3 3. Kg1 Kf1 4. Kh1 Kg1 5. Kg1 Ra1++ Module 9

2 Chess 101 Tactics W INNING WITH T WO P IECES Black tries to stay free of a net and have maximum room while hoping to capture the rook. 1. Ra4 Kd5 2. Kd2 Kc5 3. Kc3 Kb5 7. Rc7 Ka8 5. Kb4 Kb7 6. Kb5 Ka78. Rd7 Kb8 4. Rc4 Kb6White’s move 9. Rd8++ Module 9

3 Chess 101 Tactics W INNING WITH T WO P IECES White tries to stay free of a net and have maximum room while hoping to capture the rook. 1. …Kc4 2. Ka5 Rb1 3. Ka6 Kc5 5. Ka8 Kc76. Ka7 Ra Ka7 Kc6Blacks’s move Module 9 Many games end with a King and a major piece creating a mating net, closing the net, and achieving checkmate.

4 Chess 101 Tactics W INNING WITH T WO P IECES Black tries to stay free of a net and have maximum room while hoping to capture the queen 1. Qg7 Kd8 2. Kd2 Ke7 3. Kd3 Kd8 5. Kd5 Kd86. Kc6 Ke8 4. Kd4 Ke8White’s move Module 9 7. Kd7 Kd88. Qd7++

5 Chess 101Drill 9-1 W INNING WITH T WO P IECES 1. How does white win from this position? 2. Black to move. How does he win the game? 3. White to move. How does white win from this position (be wary of a stalemate)?

6 Chess Answers W INNING WITH T WO P IECES Ke4 Ke6 2. Ra6+ Ke7 3. Kd5 Kd7 4. Ke5 Ke7 5. Ra7+ and whichever way black moves white’s king walks him into opposition and mates with the rook. 2. 1…Ra2 2. Kh1 Kg3 3. Kg1 Ra Qf6 Kg8 2. Ke4 Kh7 3. Kf5 Kg8 4. Kg5 Kh7 5. Qe7+ Kg8 or h8 6. Qg7++

7 Chess 101Create Your Own W INNING WITH T WO P IECES Here is where YOU become a teacher! Create, save, and turn in at least five questions and answers concerning winning with two pieces. Make up a story, or two, about winning with two pieces. Be creative, have fun… …show your teacher and the world what you know about winning with two pieces!


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