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Discovered Check
Compiled by patzer2
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Discovered check is actually a subcategory of the "Discovered Attack," but with one important difference. In Discovered Check, a forced advantage is gained (material or positional) when a piece moves and allows another piece of its same color to give check.

36...Rg3! prepares a Discovered Check attack
S Izbinsky vs Viakhirev, 1909 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 48 moves, 0-1

21. Qxd7+!
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

21. Ng5+! ! sets up 22. Rxe7+!!
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

34...Bd4+!
V Iotov vs J Stocek, 2004 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 52 moves, 0-1

26. Qxe4!! is number 67 of Rheinfeld's 1001
Alekhine vs A Fletcher, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 32 moves, 1-0

Adam's 31. Rxb4! simplifies (for him) to a won ending
Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 47 moves, 1-0

27. Nxd6! wins with the threat of discovered check
Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

14. Qd8+!
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1863 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

9...Nxf3# is an amusing finish
A Miller vs Chernev, 1928 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 0-1

21. Rg8+!
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1860 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

14. Qh6+! sets up a double discovered check and mate
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

8. exf7+ [setup by 7. e6 Nf6?? (7...fxe6??; 7...Ne5! =) ]
F M Wren vs W E Mayfield, 1941 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

40...Qf1+!
J Manion vs McShane, 1993 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

36. Qd5! Kh8 37. Nf7+ Kg8 38. Nh6+ Kh8 39. Qg8+ etc.
Kasparov vs Wahls, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 1-0

46. Qxh8+! [46...Qh7 47. Qxh7+ (47. Qf6!+-) Kxh7 48.Rxd6 +-]
Chekhover vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 48 moves, 1-0

26. Re4! (also winning easily is 26. Re3!)
M Gluzman vs Bareev, 2001 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

28. Qg6! Kd8 (28...Ke7 29. Rf7+ +-) 29. Nb5+
Mednis vs Timman, 1974 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

11. Nxf7! sets up 12. Nd6+!
Bird vs NN, 1869 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

7. Nxe5! wins at least a piece and sets up 10. cxb7+
J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1-0

44. Rxg7+! is a deflection move to set up 45. Rxf6!
Chess Genius vs Timman, 1997 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

25...Qh3! and 26...Rf2! set up 27...e3+!
Z Almasi vs Khalifman, 1997 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 0-1

28. Bxd5! Bf7?? 29. Rxf6!!
N Coenen vs G Burgess, 2002 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 30 moves, 1-0

20. Ne6! fxe6 21. Rxe6 is a decisive threat
Alekhine vs V Sheffield, 1933 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

35. Qb4!
Morphy vs A Medina, 1862 
(000) Chess variants, 36 moves, 1-0

19. Qh7+!
J Lechtynsky vs Pachman, 1968 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 19 moves, 1-0

18. Qh8+!
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

21. Qxh5!! (see vangogh228's Dec 31, 2004 posts)
T Kosintseva vs A M Galliamova, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

21...Bh2+! 22. Kh1 Bxe5+ 23. Kg1 Bh2+ 24. Kh1 Bc7+ +-
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

9. Qd8+!
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

If 47. Qxd5?? Qe1+ 48. Kh2 .Nf1+ 49. Kh1 Ne3+ wins for Black
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 2005 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

34...Ng4+! uses discovered check to set up a final double attac
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

33. Rxb7+! Kxb7 34. Nxc5+
Ashley vs R Kempinski, 1997 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

23. Qh8+!
Zhaoqin Peng vs A Caoili, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

27. Ra5?? Bxf2 +
F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov, 2005 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 0-1

20...Qf1+! sets up an inescapable discovered check
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

48. Nh4! and the threat of discovered check is decisive
Petrosian vs M Pavey, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

27. Qc8+!
Fine vs Lasker, 1936  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

40...Be5?? 41. Rd7+!
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

20. Qxe5!! sets up a wicked double discovered check
Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

32. Nxg6+!! fxg6 33. Rc7! Nxe5 34. Bxe5! Rxd4 35. Rxg7 +-
Kasparov vs Ljubojevic, 1987 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

26. Qf7+!
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

9. Nxe5!
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

8. Bxf7! Kxf7 9. Nxe5+
J Chamouillet vs NN, 1849 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

18. Nb5! sets up 21. Nxe6+!
Reshevsky vs Gligoric, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

33. Qxh7+!
Nunn vs Portisch, 1988 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

35. Re8! prepares 36. Bh6+!
Salov vs Mikhalchishin, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

24. Qg7+!
Sveshnikov vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

31. Rd8+! sets up 32. Ng5+ +-
R Ortega vs Uhlmann, 1967 
(C15) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

51...Be8!
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1924 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

44...Ra1+! begins with 43...Rd1+! and set up by 42...Qb6!!
T Fogarasi vs D Breder, 2000 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 47 moves, 0-1

36. Qxg7+!
M D Tseitlin vs E Dizdarevic, 1999 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

19. Rxg7+!
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

11...Qh1+! is a decoy which sets up a double check and mate
Schwartz vs Hartlaub, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

29. Qb2!!
Furman vs Smyslov, 1949 
(D85) Grunfeld, 55 moves, 1-0

19. Qxf5!!
Kholmov vs W Golz, 1956 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

17...Nd5!! prepares 21...d3+ -+
P Tregubov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

If 37... Qxf2, then 38. Qb8+!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

16. Qxg6+!
G Neumann vs Dufresne, 1863 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

18. Qd8+!!
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

28. Qxf5! sets up 29. Nc6+ +-
Nakamura vs J Sarkar, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

19. Nxf7!!
Kramnik vs Sadvakasov, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

31. Nf4! the threat of discovered check wins decisive material
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs H Fidaeyee, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

If 22. Rxc2, then 22...Nxc2+ 23. Kb1 Ne1+! -+ wins the Queen
M Larios Crespo vs D Salvador Lopez, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 0-1

44. Rxf7+! the threat of discovered check & mate decides
Kotronias vs N Skalkotas, 2005 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 52 moves, 1-0

16. f7+! would've picked off the Rook for decisive advantage
Morphy vs Bird, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

21. Rxf7+!
Z Ksieski vs Navara, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

13...Qd8+ Sac followed by double discovered check and mate
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

25. Qxg7+! Kxg7 26. Bd8+!! +-
H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

12. Nxd7+!
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

25...Bxc3!! masks a decisive discovered check threat
Quinteros vs L Christiansen, 1981 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

26...Qxf3+!!
B Koch vs Y Porat, 1931 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

20. Rxf7!! Rxe3 21. Rf6+! +- wins the exchange & a pawn
B Rositsan vs A Hervais, 1998 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

27. Qxh5! sacs the Queen for a decisive discovered check
Lahno vs N A Malmdin, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 1-0

14...Ng4+! prepares a decisive discovered check combo
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

21. Nd7!! & 22. Qxh6+! set up two key discovered check threats
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

23. Bxe7! wins with only the threat of discovered check
P Cramling vs D Harika, 2008 
(D85) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1-0

24...Qg3! uses discoverd checks to set up a Knight Fork
J Kourek vs P Chrz, 1994 
(E72) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

20. Neg5!! leads to a winning discovered check threat
O Bernstein vs Metger, 1907 
(A22) English, 22 moves, 1-0

13. Nd6+!
Glek vs S N Arkhipov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

51. Qe8+!
Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976 
(A36) English, 52 moves, 1-0

23. Qxe5! clears the way for a winning discovered check
K Beddar vs N Arosemena, 2008 
(E90) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

19. cxb4? Qxb4+ 20. Ke2 Bc4+ 21. Kf3 g4+! 22. Kxg4 Bd3+ -+
Suba vs Portisch, 1984 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 0-1

15. Qe8+! sets up a double discovered check for mate-in-three
M R Kaldegg vs G Zeissl, 1903 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

37. Nxd5!! wins due to the threat 37...Bxh5 38. Nxf6+! +-
Schlechter vs Gunsberg, 1901 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

17. Qe8+! leads to a double discovered check & mate
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

21. Qxc5! sets up a winning discovered check
J Gluckie vs M Moran-Venegas, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

25. Qxe7+!! Qxe7 26. Rxg6! +- threatens a decisive double check
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

45. Nxd5! Nxd5 46. Ke4 +- wins with a discovered check threat
Dolmatov vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

39...Qxg2+! solves an easy Monday puzzle
Reshevsky vs Robert E Byrne, 1973 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

27. Nf6 gxf6 28.g7+ Kg8 29.Bh6 prepares double check and mate
Razuvaev vs H Ree, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

33. Rxb7! creates a decisive discovered check threat
A Zatonskih vs T Battsetseg, 2009 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

28...Re1+! 29. Kf2 Rf1+ 30. Kxf1 d2+ -+ yields a winning attack
R Martin del Campo vs Hjartarson, 1990 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

32. Ra8+! forces a neat double discovered check and mate
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

23. Nxc6! Bxa8 24. Nd8 +- threatens a decisive discovered check
V Cmilyte vs E Boric, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 24 moves, 1-0

21...Rxf2!! threats a decisive discovered check
Lasker vs H W Trenchard, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

20. Rf7!! Nxd2 21 Rxg7+ Kh8 22 Bd4! +- solves a Friday puzzle
A Drvota vs Z Szymczak, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

27. Bxf5!! gxh3 28. Rf1! +- is a decisive threat
Korotylev vs Z Izoria, 1998 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 29 moves, 1-0

17...Qxf1+! uses knight fork & discovered check threats to win
Huebner vs T Luther, 2002 
(B01) Scandinavian, 46 moves, 0-1

26...Rf2+! double discovered check forces mate-in-four
M Kapelan vs Tarjan, 1983 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

43. Rxc7+!! sets up 44. Nxd5+! +- double discovered check
Tseshkovsky vs B Itkis, 1983 
(C16) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 1-0

35. Qxg7+! solves Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
B Ivanovic vs K Osmanovic, 1983 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

31...Qxh4+! 32. gxh4 Nxd3+ forces mate.
S Martinovic vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

14...Qxf2+!
Jon R Stephenson vs A McIntosh, 1983 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 0-1

17...Nxf2! solves a Friday puzzle
Schmaltz vs A Vouldis, 2002 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 54 moves, 0-1

49. Rd1!
Kulaots vs O V Krivonosov, 2017 
(C45) Scotch Game, 56 moves, 1-0

21. Qh7!! wins a pawn with advantage
Vasiukov vs Browne, 1970 
(B53) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1-0

21...Qd3+!! solves Friday Jul 21, 2017
J Perlis vs J Mieses, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 0-1

38...Qxg2+! solves Tuesday Apr 10, 2018
Li Chao vs G Quparadze, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

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