Become a Relentless Attacker in Chess


In this position with black to move, we can observe the following:

  • White is unable to capture the black knight on g3 due to …fxg3 followed by mate after a queen check on h2.
  • White has serious counterplay on the queenside, so we need to act quickly

So what does black do to breathe new life into the attack? What would you do?

The Devastating Rook Lift!

The rook lift is an attacking method whereby, in the event that the attacking side needs more “fuel on the fire”, he can “lift” his rook to the third rank and swing it over to the kingside to assist the queen and other pieces in the attack.