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#5 Good question.

Although the end goal of the game is checkmate, the art of defending the king has improved a lot in the past 50 odd years and now positional understanding and strategical ideas have become more important.

But a good way to see King side attack vs Queen side battle is in the King's Indian defence games or King's Indian Attack games. White's goal is to gain open files on the queen side and find a weakness, while black's goal is to checkmate the white king, but if black fails, then he can just be left with weaknesses.

I'll add examples to the study tomorrow.

#8 Not 100% certain of the question.

The opponent is down a rook and can get the knight out of a8 with little trouble. If you are asking why players resign to to early, that usually has to do with the situation. Lower ratings means you can go against a player who are either new to chess or get frustrated when down material. Also when playing in a tournament environment, it can be best to finish the game quickly and get back to tournament, especially when there is no limit to the amount of games you can play.

If I didn't answer the question please inform me.

It was probably in response to my question, as he was attacking the queenside.


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@LCPChess #1
How to you value the Budapest gambit ?
What are white's best lines ?
What do you think about Kramnik's Nh3 line against the Budapest gambit ?

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The Budapest gambit was not a opening I really bothered much with cause when looking for a line against 1.d4 white can usually play 2. Nf3 if he wanted.

But I thought it was a interesting gambit opening.

I consider a lot of opening equal with correct play, but I think the Budapest opening is a little worse compared to other defences against 1. d4

Lets see

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e5
3. dxe5 Ng5
4. Nf3 Nc6
5. Bf4 Bb5+

Do not keep the pawn.

6. Nbd2 Qe7
7. e3 Ngxe5
8. Nxe5 Nxe5
9. Be2 O-O
10. O-O

Although white has some positional pluses like control over d4 and some queen side control. Black has a very solid position.

Keep the pawn....

6. Nc3 Bxc3+
7. bxc3 Qe7
8. Qe7 Qd5
9. exf6 Nxf6
10. Qd3 d6
11. g3

Here is a one of the main lines, and I think the most challenging with white. White has the bishop pair, Control over the long diagonal, a lot of dynamic play and is up a pawn, but black has pressure against white's C pawns.

Part of Kramnik's Idea was not to hold onto the pawn, but to have strong positional and strategical ideas against Black.

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e5
3. dxe5 Ng4

4. e3 This is already a different move and white is using the chance to Improve his position against black's structure.

5. Nc3 a5
6. Nh3 (I'm not 100% certain it is this position you were talking about)

I like the move 6. Nh3 a lot. White knight will head to f4 is be a very strong piece. ...g5 should just be weak and control over d5 should be important

6. Bd2 Bxd2+
7. Qxd2 d6
8. Nf4 O-O
9. Be2

Again the position has a similar feel to the Keep the pawn structure, but now white has a bit more control over the important d5 square and stopped ...Be6 to put pressure on c4. But black's position is still solid and it will still be a long game.

I still think keeping the pawn Nc3 is white's best line and creates a dynamic game.

* I'll add the lines into the study later.

hello, i cant find the solution can you?:)
Is this kind of exercices good things for beginners like me ,or only for experienced players?

r1q2rk1/pb3ppp/1p6/3R2B1/1np4Q/6P1/PP2PPBP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
WHITE TO MOVE. How does white set up a winning attack?

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