Today we’re going to discuss about something, the 3 different aspects of attack in chess. Our guest coach FM Marko Makaj classifies the attack as the following:
3 Different Aspects of Attack
–> Attack in the opening
–> Attack in the middlegame
–> Attack in the endgame
1) Attack in the Opening
Since White starts the game, he has an extra tempo and thus has more chances to attack than Black. In the opening, it’s mainly about fighting for the center, space advantage and attacking the loose pieces of the opponent.
2) Attack in the Middlegame
When we reach the middlegame, the attack mainly depends on the safety of the kings. Most often, we find a plan to attack our opponent’s king in the middlegame, thinking of ways to improve our piece positions and coordinate them to the fullest.
3) Attack in the Endgame
However, in the endgame, it’s mainly about the pawn structures or pawn majority. We try to attack our opponent’s pawns (break their structure) in order to remain active and to create a passed pawn.