Attacking the King

Attacking the King

Win your games with vicious attacks against the enemy king!

Everyone enjoys conducting a brutal assault against an opponent's king, but how are your advanced attacking skills? If you want to add to your attacking arsenal then this course is for you! By learning these advanced attacking techniques you will also increase your defensive abilities. Add these arrays of assaults to your game so you can crush your opponents!

Here is what you will learn:

  • How to put the enemy king in a mating net
  • Provoking weaknesses in front of a king
  • Pawn storming the enemy king
  • Attacking the castled king
  • Advanced checkmating patterns
King in Danger

King in Danger

When one side is attacking it's important to examine all forcing moves, as well as moves that could prevent a king from escaping the danger zone. When defending, try to identify your opponent's threats and prevent them without creating any unnecessary weaknesses. Often creating a counterattack or trading off attacking pieces will lead to a successful defense.
11 min
6 sfide
Attacking the Castled King

Attacking the Castled King

A castled king isn't always a safe king . You can often sacrifice material to lure the king into danger. One good example of this sacrifice is the "Greek Gift Sacrifice." This is an attack with Bxh7+, followed up with a knight and queen to checkmate or win material.
8 min
5 sfide
Advanced Checkmate Patterns

Advanced Checkmate Patterns

Take your checkmate patterns to the next level and stun your opponents. There are many different mates you can learn, including the Arabian Mate, Boden's Mate, Epaulette Mate, Dovetail Mate, Anastasia's Mate and more. Each checkmate pattern that you learn will give you more ideas when carrying out an attack.
8 min
5 sfide
Mating Net

Mating Net

A mating net is when your pieces work together to prevent the opposing king from escaping a mating attack. Not all moves in a mating attack have to be check. Sometimes it helps to play a quiet move to prevent the king from escaping before you checkmate.
5 min
5 sfide
Provoking Weaknesses

Provoking Weaknesses

It's hard to attack against a well protected king. It helps to create weaknesses in the opponent's position by forcing pawn weaknesses and trading off important defensive pieces.
7 min
5 sfide
Pawn Storms

Pawn Storms

When attacking a castled king, you often need to create new weaknesses. One way to do this is to launch your pawns towards the king to open lines. This is most effective when your king is castled on the opposite side of the board from your opponent.
8 min
5 sfide
Defending the King

Defending the King

Defending your king in difficult positions will greatly improve your results. When you are in trouble try to keep a positive attitude and look for any opportunities that might arise. Check out your most active moves and any forcing opportunities each turn.
6 min
5 sfide

Lezioni

Attacking the King

Prendere il controllo
7 lezioni
53 minuti
36 sfide
Pubblicata December 24, 2018
92.943 Students