How to Attack in Chess (What Would a GM Do?)

How to Attack in Chess (What Would a GM Do?)

Spectacular attacks leave lasting impressions and boost the confidence. In this lesson, GM Lars Bo Hansen explains the four main principles that guide successful attacks in chess:

1) Find the right target to attack!
2) Activate all your pieces and bring them into the attack!
3) Generate direct threats, forcing your opponent onto the defensive
4) Look for forcing moves, combinations and strikes!

The four guidelines are demonstrated in recent Grandmaster games, richly supplied with instructive explanations that help the reader understand the universal logic behind the beauty of attack.

All key positions are illustrated by diagrams thus making the lesson easy to follow directly from your portable device.

This is Grandmaster Lesson Volume #1 from the series What Would a GM Do.