Becoming an Expert - Part 2: Attack with Pieces!

Feb 15, 2012
24 min
Melik's second installment is much more specific to the maneuvers your pieces -- rather than the pawns -- must take in order to develop a successful attack. The "classical" principle of making sure each one of your pieces is serving a purpose in the assault is seen very clearly in this battle between Topalov and Vladimir Kramnik. Melik also highlights some important structural points about the Open Sicilian structure.