Southport Chess Club

Food for Thought Challenge No: 2 part 3


In the position below we are a step further away in that White can capture the Queen safely because Black dare not remove the guard (blocker) of g7.

This is what happens if he does:

If you haven't seen this standard routine before it is well worth playing through and enjoying, it is sometimes known as "The Mill." On the two Black moves marked with * (moves5 & 7) he could play Rf6 blocking the check, but that would merely hasten defeat - try it!