Originally posted by KunsooAs the others say, even if your opponent has to make a prophylaxis move, then you are gaining time. If he doesn't sort out that tactical shot, then work on making it count for something, work with the squares which will be attacked when you move the piece in front of the discovering checking piece.
When you have a double/discovered check, and you can't do anything meaningful with it.
All dressed up with nowhere to go.
Originally posted by kmac27A great point. "The threat is deadlier than the execution" as GM Tarrasch used to say.
it is a threat. if you are unable to use it to your advantage that move then make a move that may help it. or use it to help strengthen your position. your opponent will have to avoid it using a move. it can be a dangerous weapon and you don't always have to use it for it to be a value to your game. setting up threats makes your opponent go on a more defensive position in most cases. we know that its better to be active than passive.