3 different Aspects of Attack in Chess


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
attack1) 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.

FM Marko Makaj will teach you in detail about these 3 different aspects of attack with illustrative examples. You can watch the video below:

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