Posts Tagged ‘attack’

Weekend tactics #4

White is a piece down but attacking. Will it be successful attack? White to move.

Ruy Lopez with 6.Qe2 and Marshall-like antidote

Sometimes we meet rare variants on boards. Like in the case of Ruy Lopez 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 and now 6.Qe2 instead of usual Re1. What is the idea behind the white’s move and should black afraid of it? Or does black even have any weapon? The move 6.Qe2 [...]

Decline of the Spanish boot

Today I would like to show you one of my games from the last team competition I played. It was not successful neither for my team nor myself. I was able to keep up with stronger opponents, but I lost points with weaker ones even when I built good and promising position. The game, which [...]

How to find out whether the position is good for attacking the opponent’s king?

I just read the book Kasparov on Modern Chess, Part 2 (subtitle Kasparov vs Karpov 1975-1985). And it is really interesding piece. It reffers to his first two matches with Karpov and also the games they had played before those matches. The games are deeply commented and although many games is out my opening repertoaire [...]

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