Attacking the King

Attacking the King

Win your games with vicious attacks against the enemy king!

Everyone enjoys conducting a brutal assault against an opponent's king, but how are your advanced attacking skills? If you want to add to your attacking arsenal then this course is for you! By learning these advanced attacking techniques you will also increase your defensive abilities. Add these arrays of assaults to your game so you can crush your opponents!

Here is what you will learn:

  • How to put the enemy king in a mating net
  • Provoking weaknesses in front of a king
  • Pawn storming the enemy king
  • Attacking the castled king
  • Advanced checkmating patterns

King in Danger

When one side is attacking it's important to examine all forcing moves, as well as moves that could prevent a king from escaping the danger zone.
11 min
5 Challenges

Attacking the Castled King

A castled king isn't always a safe king. You can often sacrifice material to lure the king into danger. One good example of this sacrifice is the "Greek Gift Sacrifice."
8 min
5 Challenges

Advanced Checkmate Patterns

Take your checkmate patterns to the next level and stun your opponents. There are many different mates you can learn by watching this video!
8 min
5 Challenges

Mating Net

A mating net is when your pieces work together to prevent the opposing king from escaping a mating attack. Sometimes it’s best to prepare the net instead of checking the king immediately.
5 min
5 Challenges

Provoking Weaknesses

It's hard to attack against a well protected king. It helps to create weaknesses in the opponent's position by forcing pawn weaknesses and trading off important defensive pieces.
7 min
5 Challenges

Pawn Storms

When attacking a castled king you need to expose it. One strategy is to launch your pawns toward the king to open lines. This is most effective when your king is castled on the opposite side of the board.
8 min
5 Challenges

Defending the King

Defending your king in difficult positions will greatly improve your results. When you are in trouble try to keep a positive attitude and look for any opportunities that might arise.
6 min
5 Challenges

Attacking the King

Taking Control
7 Lessons
53 Minutes
35 Challenges
Released December 24, 2018