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By Irving Chernev

A call for participation to Chess could be the main profitable chess booklet ever written, with revenues of over 100,000. it's a uncomplicated novices publication, beginning with the strikes of the items and speedily advancing to extra complicated difficulties and examples.

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The simple «Kt­ Kt3'' identifies the move \Vith­ out any possibility of confu sion. This move should not be written as 6 Kt-KKt3 or 6 QKt-Kt34 ... .. • . . -attacks and threatens to capture the Black Bishop by moving his King·llook's Pa\vn one square for\varcl. As. IN war, the counter-attack is frequently used in chess. Instead of guarding his threatened Pa\vn, White makes a counter-threat \vhich cannot be ignored \vithout loss, a Bishop being more val­ uable than a Pa,vn. " This is \vritten: 7 P-KR3 ...

VVhen a Knight checks, the Knight must be captured or the King must move. 1-Iere Black could not cap­ ture the Knight and the King was forced to move to the only square on which he is no longer in check. Black's llth move is '�King to King 3"' and is written: 11 . • K-K3 Before turning the page, examine this position carefully and see if you can select White's next move. Note that Black's King is hemmed in by vVhite's forces. The King cannot move to a vacant square as he would be moving into check.

1'11e other Bisl1op and the \Vllite King are pre­ venting the Black King from inov­ ing o u t of check . 7 own 1nc11 . 84 Queen Check1nate by a Knigl1t. :1- n1a te. Only one piece is used to deliver checkrnateT The King is sm ot11 ered by l1is own men and cannot get out of check . Cl1eckrnatc by a Rook guarded by a Knig11t. The Rook is c;I1eck­ i1l g tl1 e Kin g a11d cannot be cap­ tured. The King is mated because he cannot rnove out of check. 'The wllite square is controlled by the Rook, t11e bfack square by the Knight.

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