How to Attack Effectively (Part Three: Destroying the Castle)
When you are attacking a king, it is important to take away the enemy king's cover. He will not be able to hind behind his pawns anymore and will be extremely vulnerable to attack.
You often want to exploit the enemy king using some sort of sacrifice. It could be a pawn sacrifice or a piece sacrifice. It doesn't really matter, as long as you still have an effective attack on the king and you weakened the king using the sacrifice.
DON'T sacrifice any material if your opponent has a good response! When your opponent has a good response, it is often hard to find a follow up. Most of the time you will panic and make a mistake.