I have worked with countless club-level players and most of them make this same FATAL mistake time and again.
They confuse the order of attack and advantage. They attack to “gain” advantage—a big reason why they lose their games (mostly).
You attack to convert your advantage into a mate or a win, and not vice versa.
Get your bishop into a more active square, get your king castled before your opponent does and destroy the enemy pawn structure…
The idea is to create the odds in your favor before you go all in.
Does that make sense? Yes? Good.
Because IM Bence Szabo’s latest exclusive course Attacking Play Secrets contains a collection of such gold nuggets on the art of attack in chess for you.
From how to pinpoint the weakest areas in the enemy’s position to bringing the “contributor” pieces in their desired position before detonating the blast…
Do you love the games of Paul Morphy? Is Tal your favorite chess player? Do you see chess more as an art than a science?
This training is for you.
Here’s what you would learn:
- Check, check, check…mate! Dominguez knows when to unleash the cannon that starts with a check, a bishop sacrifice and pulling the king out in the open—learn how a top level GM attacks to a finish.
- The entry of death. Often, the fate of a game depends on who finishes first. Let your opponent flop around putting harmless checks or threatening pawn captures. Your job? Make his king surrender first.
- Headway along the way. Many lower-rated players, when first learning positional play, tend to become too passive. Too much defense is prone to silly blunders. Learn how to avoid it.
- The must-know attacking motifs. This training dedicates 4 chapters to covering the most important attacking motifs to learn as a chess player. Go through these videos not to be unprepared ever again.
- It’s in the mind. Attack is about psychology too. It’s about making your opponent feel doubtful, confused and helpless. Look how Tal did it by sacrificing a bishop on the sixth move and still winning the game.
You have probably read a few books or seen a couple of YouTube videos on how to play attacking chess.
You have probably even taken a class or two from some unknown IM or GM at $50 per hour (is that true?!).
This time, I urge you to do this training instead. (And let me know personally what you think of it. I guarantee you won’t regret it.)
Go ahead—try it for yourself at ZERO risk.
Chapter 1. Include Every Piece part I
Chapter 2. Include Every Piece part II
Chapter 3. Pick Up the Pace
Chapter 4. Opening Files
Chapter 5. The Attack Ratio
Chapter 6. The Value of Pieces
Chapter 7. The Weakest Point in Enemy King’s Position
Chapter 8. Eliminating Defenders Continuation
Chapter 8. Eliminating Defenders
Chapter 9. Destroy the Pawn Wall
Chapter 10. Must-Know Motifs part I
Chapter 11. Must-Know Motifs part II
Chapter 12. Must-Know Motifs part III
Chapter 13. Must-Know Motifs part IV
Chapter 14. Standard Attacking Plans
Chapter 15. Attack like Mikhail Tal
Chapter 16. Unexpected Sacrificing Motifs
Meet the author:
IM Bence Szabo [2406 FIDE]
is a Hungarian International Master and an active tournament player. Bence previously held National and European Youth Champion’s title. IM Szabo has over 10 years of coaching experience with some of his top students becoming National Champions in different age categories and claiming various international norms and titles. Bence works as a head coach in one of the largest chess schools in Hungary. He has worked with multiple medal-winning Olympic Grandmasters and other top talents.