Mastery: Attacking

Using the Initiative

Using the Initiative

Learn to keep up the attack with GM Mac!

Join GM Mac Molner as he demonstrates how to fight for the initiative and carry out amazing attacks. Grandmasters no less than Shirov, MVL, and Van-Wely are the three players who lost these games. Learn how to attack with the initiative against the best players in the world. Start using the initiative to win in your own games today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • How to fight for and gain the initiative!
  • See how even GMs can't defend against certain types of initiative.
  • How to use the initiative to create a devastating attack!
  • Using the Initiative Part 1

    International Master Mackenzie Molner (now a Grandmaster) offers a "broader take" on the topic of fighting chess. Today he shows us a game between two Super-GMs who have some experience with attacking chess. Don't miss his move-by-move commentary as...

    • 22 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Using the Initiative Part 2

    GM Mackenzie Molner brings us the second installment to his video series on the initiative today! Here we take our understanding to the next level by reviewing an exciting game between two Super-GMs. The most critical lesson from this game was the importance...

    • 21 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Using the Initiative Part 3

    GM Mackenzie Molner brings the first section of his video series to a close by reviewing a victory he had over GM Loek Van Wely! After an interesting variation of the Sicilian Kan develops, Mac highlights that his mind was set on keeping the initiative...

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
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