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discovered check

Syllabification: dis·cov·ered check

Definition of discovered check in English:

noun

Chess
A check that results when a player moves a piece or pawn so as to put the opponent’s king in check from another piece.
Example sentences
  • It starts with an explanation of the rules of the game and then moves on systematically to cover more advanced material introducing basic themes like pins, forks, discovered checks, etc.
  • Returning to the present position, he decided that maybe allowing the discovered check was OK with 29.
  • Kc5 seems quite playable - there is no way to exploit the discovered check.

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