Mastery: Attacking

Essential Attacking Plans

Essential Attacking Plans

Learn to attack the king in any situation!

Learn how to attack in many different types of positions with Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov. Sharpen your attacking skills against the uncastled king, when kings are both castled on the same or opposite sides, how to attack with an open center, and even how to attack the queenside when the kings are safe. Follow along and get ready for some amazing attacks in your own games!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to checkmate against uncastled kings!
  • Learn the right attacking ideas when players are castled on opposite sides.
  • Learn how to gain an advantage on the queenside!
  • Learn how to attack through the center of the board!

"Thank you for this. It was really interesting! I've learned a lot. For a low Elo player as me, it's not always obvious to see the point to sacrifice a piece for a positional advantage, and the thematic knight sacrifice on f7 will be really useful for my understanding." Chess.com member rkouidri

  • Attacking an Uncastled King

    We all want to attack, but different situations on the chessboard require different attacking methods. Find out the correct way to go after an uncastled king in this lesson.

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Attacking a Castled King

    How do you attack a king hiding in his castle? Learn how to storm the gates on the same side of the board in this lesson.

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Attacking On Opposite Sides

    Learn how to attack in the dangerous and exciting situation when you have castled on opposite sides from your opponent.

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Attacking on the Queenside

    Attacking on the queenside can be some of the most exciting ways to play a chess game. Learn how to make your attack a success.

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Attacking in the Center

    GM Dejan Bojkov shows how to use your advantages in the center of the board to create winning attacks.

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
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