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Contents

PROLOGUE 1

THE ELEMENTS 9

The King 11

Forking checks 15

Values 17

The fork 19

More complicated forks 21

Queen forks 23

Defenses to forking checks 25

King move plus threat ( in reply to a forking check ) 27

Checkmates and Stalemates 29

Checkmate 31

Checkmate by the Queen 33

Material needed to effect Checkmate 35

King and Queen against King 37

King and Rook against King 39

"Hurdle" checks 41

Defense to check by interposition 43

Discovered check 45

Double check 47

The pin 49

Attacking pinned pieces 51

Use of pin to check and mate 53

Defenses to the pin: by capture 55

Defenses to the pin: by interposition 57

Defenses to the pin: by moving the King 59

Defenses to the pin: by protection 61

Defenses to the pin: by counter-pin 63

Forks 65

Pins: hurdles on pieces 67

Sacrifices based on pin and hurdle 69

Preparing the attack on pinned pieces 71

Material gain by attack on supporting piece 73

Defenses to pins on pieces: counterattacks on pieces of equal value 75 Defenses to pins on pieces: counterattacks by means of mate threats 77

The Pawn 80

The Passed Pawn 81

Obtaining a Passed Pawn 83

The outside Passed Pawn 87

King and Pawn vs. King 89

The opposition 91

Zugzwang 93

Sacrifices to queen a Pawn 95

Stopping a Passed Pawn with a Rook 97

Stopping a Passed Pawn with other pieces 99

Underpromotion 101

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