Chess Lesson # 187: Same Side Castling Attack

We already know how to attack our opponent’s king when we are castled on the same side. After all, we have learned a big deal about the King’s Indian Defense and similar openings. However, in this lesson we learn how to deliver such an attack using pieces instead of pawn storm and more exactly using Lasker’s lessons. Enjoy!

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** ANSWER TO HOMEWORK: 1…, Rxe1+ 2. Nxe1, Bxg3 3.hxg3, Qxg3+ 4. Kh1, Rxe1 5. Qxe1, Bxg2+ 6. Kg1, Bxf3 (if 4.Ng2 then 4…, Bxg2 5. Rxg2, Re1+)

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  1. The first thing black would do is to put pressure on the f2 pawn with the bishop and jump in with the queen with a check.

  2. Thanks, coach😁 I love when the lesson is about attacking principles. I have managed to stay at my new rating level, and I have played over 1000 games in the Pirc🤯. You are a wonderful teacher❤

  3. Bxg3 should be the move, but I cannot find the proper follow up. If hxg Rxe1+ / Nxe1 Qxg3+ / Ng2 …. then what?

  4. I think that Rxe1+ is the move because after Rxe1 if they take with knight Bxg3 opens up the king and leads to checkmate if they block a following check with knight and forced mate if they block with rook (Rxe1+ Nxe1 Bxg3 hxg3 Qxg3+ (if they play Rg2 blocking the check then Rxe1+ again forcing the queen to take Qxe1 then Qxg2#) (and if they play Ng2 then Bxg2 rook can't take bishop because if Rxg2 Re1+ the rook is defended by the queen therefore Qxe1 Qxe1# and if white does something else it is a discovered check with black queen after moving the bishop to somewhere else… (im not sure what comes next but let's say white plays Re2 trying to trade the rook off then black can play Rxe2 Qxe2 BxF3+ winning the queen or even mate in one if white plays Qg2))

  5. sometimes gxf3 isnt an option but forcing. after watching this lesson i think there is no need to worry about this move
    answer for the homework is
    rxe1 nxe1 bxg3 hxg3 qxg3+
    if rg2 its mate in two with rxe1
    if ng2 bxg2 rxg2 re1+ qxe1 winning queen
    if kh1 rxe1+ qxe1 bg2+ and if rxg2 win the queen if if kg1 bxf3+ kf1qh3+ rg2 qxg2#
    but after bxg3 if re2 ..white can survive and it is an endgame of bishop pair vs knight pair .still better for black with material adv.

  6. #homework i more like Bxg3 coach…
    1. Bxg3 hxg3 2. Rxe1+ Nxe1 3. Qxg3+ Ng2 4. Bxg2 Rxg2 5. Re1+ Qxe1 6. Qxe1+…

  7. I think it goes this way

    Move 1 , Black bishop on d5 captures white pawn on g3 . White cannot truly ignore this move because there is check on f2 and with material advantage so rook to e7 doesn't work for white so white has to capture the black bishop with the h2 pawn

    Move 2 After this comes black rook on e7 to e1 . Another forcing move since it delivers check and cannot be ignored. White queen capture is a material advantage for black because of the second rook in the battery so that doesn't work and since it's check it cannot be ignored as well so knight captures the rook on e1 but this opens up the G2 square

    Move 3, So black queen captures the g3 pawn from move 1 and delivers check . White has 3 options here . First for white to defend the g2 square with the knight . The reply for this for black is black bishop on h3 captures the knight and if white captures with rook on f2 then black rook on e8 moves to e1 to deliver check . If the bishop on g2 ignored then black wins material with discovered check white bishop to f3 since black queen is on g3 .

    The second option is for white to defend with the rook on f2 instead of the knight on e1 . Black's reply here is simply rook on e8 captures knight on e1 delivering check and the only way for white to defend that check is queen sacrifice on e1 for the rook since the black queen is in g3 so after white queen captures black rook on e1 black queen recaptures the white queen through the G3 – E1 diagonal and gains material advantage

    The final option for white is to move the king to h1 away from the g file but black's reply here is rook on e8 captures knight on e1 and delivers check so white queen has to capture it back then bishop on h3 moves to g2 delivers check to king on h1 if rook captures then black queen on g3 captures white queen on e1 and we have a queen vs castle and bishop endgame but if king moves to g2 then bishop to f3 discovered check and only way to defend is rook on f2 to g2 and after that queen on g3 to g2 is checkmate. King cannot capture the queen because it is supported by the bishop on f3

    That's my take on the puzzle . Let me know if there are errors so I can learn from them . Mistakes are how we learn

  8. Kept losing,then back to pirc playing and won multi game against 1500 player,wow

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