Here’s a classic king side mating attack position. You have the two bishops lined up and ready to go, the knight hitting key squares in the White camp and the queen and rook poised to offer the decisive blow.
Black has a winning attack here. His defensive setup is tied a little too tightly. One big move and the whole thing unravels.
Black has a winning attack here, but it’s going to be tough to find unless you think in terms of what you wish you can do and what’s preventing that wish from coming true. Then you figure out what you need to do to get rid of that roadblock.
Our last miniature of this holiday week is another mate in three and a bishop plays a key role here, too, but it’s a tricky hint! Composed by Silvestre.
In keeping with our miniature theme, here is a mate in three by Loquin with only four pieces on the board! Have you learned anything from the Monday puzzle? You might apply it here.
We’re going to take a holiday break from learning about how to launch a kingside attack to look at the brain teasers of chess: miniatures. With only 6 chessmen on the board you have a mate in three composed by A.W. Galitzky. Not only that, but you can pretty much concentrate on one part of the board!