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Attack on the king

What could be more fun in chess than attacking? When we talk about "attacking," we are usually talking about a direct attack against the enemy king. You go straight to your goal!

What can you achieve with an attack? The best thing, of course, is to succeed in immediately checkmating the opponent's king. But the opponent will naturally resist this. An attack can be repelled by placing defensive pieces in front of the king.

However, an attack can also have a second function. If the opponent makes an extreme effort to defend the king then other pieces may well be lost. So an attack on the king can lead not only to checkmate, but also to material gain!

What do you have to do?
Try to attack the opponent's king. See if opportunities for material gain also arise in the cases where you do not succeed in giving checkmate right away.

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