Getting Rid of Shah Traction in Chess
In the chess game, we learned to pull a king, the opposing king, in our previous lesson. So how do we protect our underthreat king? How do we get rid of the shah? We have three different options to save the underthreat king. We can eat the stone that attracts us. We can put a rock between the rival stone that threatens us and our king. Or we could kidnap our underthreat king.
Now, let’s get a little better out of the way of getting rid of the shah’s traction by practicing a little bit. Let’s take the king first by moving straight with the black castle. We threatened the white king by moving straight with the Black Castle, and the order to play was passed to the white stones. White stones must protect the king. In other words, the move by white stones must prevent the castle’s threat. When the shah is under threat, white stones make another move other than protecting the king, considered a faulty move and is asked to take back his move. In the chess game, the side that makes three wrong moves loses the game. Now let’s save the white king from the threat of a black castle.
We have three options to get rid of shah traction. First, let’s eliminate the threat by eating the opposing stone that threatens the king. Let’s eat the black castle by moving cross-way with the white elephant. Now it’s time for black stones, but the threat of a king has been eliminated.
Let’s put our stones back in place. The white king is still under threat from the black castle. As a second method, we can put stones between the opposing stone that threatens the king and the king. Now let’s move straight with the white castle and settle into this square. As you can see, the black castle can no longer eat the white king.
Let’s put our stones back in place. Finally, in the third way, let’s get rid of the shah threat by kidnapping our king. The Shah could only go one frame horizontally, vertically and diagonally in all directions. Let’s take a look at the squares the king can go to. When the Shah goes to any of these squares, he escapes the threat of a black castle.
You can also watch this lesson as a videoif you want. In this lesson, we learned how to get rid of the shah’s traction. The chess course now has the magic word “Shah-Mat“.