The Assault on f7 - Part 1
I aim to do a few things in this series. I want to clarify my own thinking as I explore the Italian openings, and writing what I learn helps me to do that. I also think it would be instructive for others to see this kind of thing broken down visually, on a basic level. We'll be going from the simple to the complex, all with one aim: the assault on f7!
(My sources will be listed below.)
Most of us beginners don't know much about openings, and we don't know what to do when (if) we survive the opening phase. Attacking f7 provides a simple solution to this. It's defended only by the king, at first, so if you can get two pieces attacking it quickly, it can prove deadly. So why not use this idea as your opening??