September 30, 2020
Tactics 101: Skewers – the Backward Pin
This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Tactics

KEY TAKEAWAYS Skewers are like backward pins – a valuable piece is forced to move, leaving a piece behind it to be taken Skewers occur infrequently but are extremely powerful Only Bishops, Rooks, and Queens can skewer Background From all tactics, the skewer is perhaps one of the deadliest as it almost guarantees you will […]

August 29, 2020
Chess Rules: Touch Move & J’Adoube (Adjust)
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Chess Rules

KEY TAKEAWAYS You must move or take a piece that you touch on your turn if you can legally move/take it. Say “I adjust” or “J’adoube” if you want to adjust a piece’s position in a square Always play touch move! It helps you develop planning and abstract thinking skills. Before you move, double check […]

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