The 6 Elements of Chess pt4

The 6 Elements of Chess pt4

NM cldng
Jan 22, 2008, 12:00 AM |
18 | Strategy

The 6 Elements of Chess Part 4

  By N.M. Steve Colding

Exploiting a Space Advantage: Part 2

     So now we know that we have a space advantage and we also know that we have to attack the weakness. We also know that weaknesses come from Pawns so let's look at this next position:

     So, where is Black's weakness? The answer is he doesn't really have one that's attackable right now. We need a point to invade  his position , a Pawn weakness, a hole. So, now we need to think how can I force a weakness in my opponents position. Take a moment or two and try to think it out.

     Did you notice White's pin on Black's Knight at f6? If we put a Knight at d5 we will double Blacks Pawn at f6 and this will create a hole on the square h6. A beautiful spot for one of White's pieces specially the Queen.

     Are you feeling proud and confident that you have found the answer and way to attack? Ah if life was only that simple dear reader because actually in the diagrammed position it is Black's move! To make matters worst Black sees the threat. In response to the threat he attacks you Bishop by playing the move h6 leaving us with the following position.

     Now reader, you have all the tools you need. What move should White make to continue his attack? The first person with the correct answer in the comments to this game will get a cldng no prize and mention in the next column. Good Luck to you all!

      Next column:   Space Conclusion

 

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