By Danny Gormally
Each chess participant likes to win with a devastating assault. yet even newbies understand the significance of early castling, so the main major attacking ideas are these opposed to a castled king. Danny Gormally sheds mild in this important zone of the sport, arguing that trend acceptance is vital to development. This publication strips away the mystique surrounding winning attacking play, and identifies a number of habitual motifs which might be utilized to express pawn constructions and situations. Well-chosen version examples and attempt positions are complemented via the author’s full of life writing type and unique terminology. Clobber your rivals with motifs corresponding to the “Shotgun” and the “Tower of Terror”!
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IMi'xd 1 , which favours White. Wfd2 0-0-0 16 ... lLlxc2 1 1 . :xb7 is not a good idea; the white rook is in too active a position. 0-0-0 c4! The exclamation mark is for the strategical boldness of Black's decision. A lot of players would prefer to keep the tension in the centre, but Black is clearly announcing that he wishes to close the position and aim for a direct attack on the queenside. The battle lines have been drawn! g5?? 23. Oleg Tsvetkov A. Pyatirichenko - A real disaster, completely overlooking the reply which ends the game immediately.
Cj;>a2 i>d7! Black has the decisive threats of . . 8:ba5 and . . tal 2 1 . We 1 does not address Black's threat: 2 1 . 8:a4! bxa4 Wb4t leads to mate. 8:f2 sets the trap: 30 . . 8:xb3t?? 8:b2! and White wins. However, simply 30 . . i>d7! is again winning. 21 ... tiJeS! 29 VNb4! Cranking up the pressure and giving White a difficult choice. The c3-pawn effectively suffocates the white king. 8:h3? •• 0-1 37. Gilberto Hemandez - Karen Movsziszian Cala Galdana 1 999 8 7 The rook looks horribly awkward here.
If memory serves me correctly, I was responsible for inputting this game into ChessBase. I was also playing at Scarborough White wants to chase the queen away with lLl eg l , but he will not be given the time. Nothing else would save White either, for example 1 9. exf4, and now Black can choose between 20 . . lLl g4 transposing to the previous note, or the even simpler 2o . . gxf4 :8xf4-+ . 60 Mating the Castled King 19 ... llJh4!! A killer shot! This neat blow smashes through the white defences, removing the protection of the f3-knight by blunt force.
Mating the Castled King by Danny Gormally