Defend against check, avoid skewer

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


Black has just given a check with Qb4+. How do you defend?
There are two legal moves: Kd5 and Kc6.
Kd5 would lose the queen to a skewer with Qd4+.
Kc6 is the only good defence.

Black has just played Rxe3+.
White should not play Kc4?, as that would allow a skewer with Rc7+ and lose a rook.
Therefore the only other legal move Kd2 has to be played.


In these avoid levels, you have to spot any threats of your opponent before your move, and also after your move. This is good practice so you don't fall in the traps set by your opponent.

If you don't spot the threat, or the line to be avoided, you can always check the solution page, which shows both.

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