Defend against check, avoid checkmate

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In this level your king is in check. You have to defend against the check, and avoid getting checkmated.


Black has just played Bd4+. How do you defend?
Re3 or Qf2 would lose material. Kh1 would allow back-rank mate with Rf1#.
Be3 is the only good move.

Black has just played Qf6+.
There are only two legal moves: Kh5 and Kg4.
Kg4 would allow dovetail mate with Qf5#.
Kh5 is the only good defence.


In this avoid level, you have to spot the check, and all your options to defend, and you opponent's threats after each. This is good practice so you don't fall in the traps set by your opponent.

If you don't spot the line to be avoided, you can always check the solution page.

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