Chapter One Attacking The King Which Cannot Castle

In this chapter we analyze the cases in which the opposing King has lost the right to castle. This occurs when the targeted King has been forced to move, either by a timely check, or by a non-checking threat so forcing that there is no other possible defense than to move the King. Once the King has been moved in this fashion, it is much more likely to be subject to a winning attack. A very common strategy for the attacking side in these situations is to attack with every piece available. As...

Chapter Six Attacking The Queenside Castled Position

We now discuss the theory of attack against the opposing King castled on the Queenside. In general, the Queenside castled position is slightly more difficult to defend than the Kingside castled position. This is because after castling Queenside, the castled King on c8 (or cl as the case may be) does not defend the a7(a2) pawn (In Kingside castling, the King immediately defends the h-pawn) This makes the a-pawn more subject to attack. Often the defender will have to lose a tempo by Kb8 in order...

Ruy Lopez Milan White Karpov Black W Unzicker

Now 19 Bg7 is powerfully answered by 20 Rfl, followed by the win of at least a pawn. A sorry return, but on 19 Qc5ch 20 Khl, Qf2 21 Re3 with the crushing threat of 22 Rf3, White wins quickly. Not 20 Rfl immediately because of 20 Qc5ch 21 Khl, Nxd5 Hurrying to allow a retreat on d7 for the Nf6 but it is already too late. After 21 Qd8 22 Qf4, Kg7 23 Rf2, Nc5 White wins with simply 24 Bxf6ch, Bxf6 25 Rafl, Nd7 26 Ng4 and White breaks through on f7. Notice the full coordinated piece...

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Also after 14 h5, Ba6 15 c4, Black's attack is more Taking advantage of the unprotected a-pawn, a result of the diversion of the QN via 12 b5 . Now not only 15 Qa2 is threatened, but also the more striking 15 Rxb2 since 16 Kxb2, Na4ch is devastating-17 Kbl, Nc3ch or 17 Kcl, Ba3ch 18 Kbl, Nc3ch. A neat counter which actually forces Black to execute the first threat. Of course, but White had to foresee an answer to Black's menacing reply. Giving the King some air. Faulty would be 17 Nd2 (to...

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On 18 Nc6 White continues 19 Nxb5, Rb8 20 Nxc7, Kxc7 21 c4 with a winning attack. The constant theme for White's attack involves opening lines, by sacrifice if required. Ignoring the attack on the Nf4, White proceeds to break through on the Queenside. Now 19 Nxb5 20 Rxb5, gxf4 is answered by 21 Rxb6 , similar to the actual finish (see 21st move). A crushing blow, forcing open all lines. After 21 Kxb6 White moves in with 22 Qa6ch, Kc7 23 Ba5ch , NxaS 24 Qxa5ch, Kc8 (24 Kc6 25 Qa6ch, Kc7 26...

Modern Art Of Attack

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