Feb 2 - King Side Attacks
Feb 2, 2017, 12:18 PM
King Side Attacks:
Checkmating your opponent should be your goal in any game you play!
Beginner players will often play for material advantages and miss the opportunity to win in a more straight forward way.
Here is an annotated game from 1894 where Tarrasch unleashes a beautiful king side attack.
The Greek Gift is a classic version of a king side attack where white or black sacrifices a bishop for either the h7 or h2 pawn.
What not to do:
Wasting moves in the opening can get you in trouble quick!
A rule of thumb:
Try to move every piece once before you move any piece twice!!!
This position is not truly a "winning" Greek Gift. Try playing the position starting at move 9 for white.