Chess Tips: Attacking The King, Rule of +2

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You’re watching Chess Tips, where in 7 minutes or less I’ll go into detail about chess concepts in the middle and endgame. Today’s theme is attacking the enemy king and the rule of “plus 2”.

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181 Comments

  1. Now this what i call a fiery attack🔥🔥🔥

  2. How do I know what pieces to count into the attack?

  3. Nice video. I think Tal calls this concept the assault ratio and based on what you taught, a good rule of thumb is for a potentially successful attack, the assault ratio should be a : d , where d = no. of defenders, a = no of attackers and a = d + 2.

  4. Remove subtitles from transcript, causes hindrance of view. Makes video uninteresting

  5. I wouldn't mind watching some new video like this from time to time

  6. Thanks for the videos Gotham!Chess is beginning to slow down for me, after watching a dozen or so clips of yours, and now reached 800 ELO. Much more to learn. Onwards and upwards 🤘

  7. lol, I did actually find pawn e4 at the end, but the defense black couldve played that you showed was not one I considered lol.

  8. In a 3rd example, we can checkmate by taking rook at g3 and queen at g7…

  9. Thanks Levy, this will help me to resign much more efficiently!

  10. Could the guy in the second game just play that knight protection that square? I’m elo 900, I gotta start learning the board letters and numbers

  11. If opponent didn’t play c4 at 3:05, I would have attempted an “Oh no, my knight!” 😅

  12. Harry Potter + chess, how can people not like it?

  13. JK, Im learning a lot. Love your channel, dude.

  14. Really Nice Rule to attack. It would be interesting if you could also explain when this +2 Rule doesn't hold true and how to decide if it is worth going for an attack and trying to sacrifice material to get a +2 attack

  15. Thanks, Levy. I will definitely try to use this. Another topic that is so basic that a lot of teachers might overlook it, is simple calculation–particularly in a blitz game–where being uncertain of how to count when you are attacking a square that has several defenders, can waste valuable time and wreck your chances, due to second-guessing yourself. I find myself in this situation every day, and I always kick myself because it's so freaking simple, or is it?

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