Top 18 Attacking Principles/Concepts In Chess – How To Attack Correctly – How To Sacrifice Pieces!

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0:00 – Intro
0:44 – #1 – Lead in development
2:13 – #2 – Control of center
2:57 – #3 – Exposed enemy king
4:15 – #4 – Basic tactics required
5:20 – #5 – Opposite side castling
7:05 – #6 – Need advantages
8:23 – #7 – Attack specific weaknesses
10:02 – #8 – Have/create open lines
11:41 – #9 – Remove key defenders
13:32 – #10 – Momentum is important
14:45 – #11 – Certain openings are better
15:38 – #12 – Easier to attack than defend
16:48 – #13 – Have enough pieces
18:50 – #14 – Use ALL your pieces
19:09 – #15 – Sacrifice multiple pieces
21:32 – #16 – Doesn’t have to end in checkmate
22:55 – #17 – Have courage
24:20 – #18 – Know common checkmate patterns
24:56 – Example Game


  1. I love how you let us pause the video and decide the next move it's like a mini puzzle inside of video.

  2. Fantastic tips. Thanks for putting this video together. It is extremely helpful

  3. I've watched 100s of videos on chess.. I feel like I'm gonna keep rewatching this one for a week.. I'm at my 3rd time

  4. 19:58 Down 2pts material (B sacked but picked up pawn) but position is worth about 8pts. Thus engine showing about 6pt advantage here. After punting off both Rs engine says advantage is down to about 3.5. Black Na6 was a blunder. B to that square is best. No mate. Still not a fun game for black with white up about 4.

  5. Beginner chiming in here. At 14:37. Couldn’t black move his king to d6 to avoid being checkmated?

  6. Awesome game, really well done! Thanks for the tips!

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  8. What does nm mean? I'm unfamiliar with this title.

  9. Can we get more examples of number 7 specific weaknesses please?

  10. Clear and direct with not too many β€œwhat-ifs” clouding the message.

  11. Mating patterns and sacrifices are the hardest to learn even for good players

  12. I don't learn anything 😠😠😠

  13. Nice, very cool mate in your game at the endπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

  14. I am familiar with most mating patterns: missionary, reverse cowgirl, doggy, you name it. I suck at chess but I slay the 304s in life!

  15. I love mating. Sometimes I mate… by myself.

  16. 30:13 you can also do checkmate by knights with first check by rook on g2

  17. In the immortal game, 14th and 15th principles, white nearly failed in his quest to mate by moving e5 which was completely unnecessary, unless I missed something.

    Lucky that black wasn't watching and played Na6. Black could have prevented the line leading to checkmate had he played Na6 or even Ba6.

    Instead of e5, white should have just launched into the winning line with Nxg7+ and proceed as described.

  18. At 14:09 …..didn't HAVE to move their king…..did had alternative move….

  19. I start a game, play some dumb shit and loose my queen, but I can never give up. So I keep loosing my pieces and finally check mate.
    I come back to watching YouTube videos

  20. One of the more basic (and quite useful) videos I have seen. The teaching style is excellent. Thank you.

  21. justice Raviraja pandian Kalyana Sundaram says:

    I play chess a lot

  22. Nice,,,,idol,,,πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  23. 9:05 Bh3 loses a pawn to Bxf7+ Kxf7, Ng5+ forking the king and bishop.

  24. what happens if the opponent plays g6 defending against the jerome gambit? i see the jerome gambit is risky and tough to play but i don’t see immediately why that isn’t better than defending the horsey with the king

  25. Wow! Probably worth a whole Chessable course in a single video. Bravo

  26. 14:09 Black King can also escape to g8 so it is not a forced mate, mate.

  27. I'm an 1100 Blitz and this is my current problem I'm working on – excellent video

  28. 23:40 gave me all the confidence I needed ❀️‍πŸ”₯ πŸ’ͺ🏾 Man I used to think up until now you that you gotta see like 20,30 moves ahead lmaoooo. Basically Coach Nelson Lopez was saying β€œHave Courage”, but let ya nuts hang! I love it. Thanks Coach, man this video is getting me right and I got 8 more minutes of it 🀫 you the 🐐

  29. Newly come to them, I believe Chess Vibes are the best chess tutorials on YouTube hands down! Nelson says neither more nor less than is necessary, and the pace is matched to the intended audience (a rare thing) and conducive not only to the consumption of the material at hand, but also to its digestion. His delivery is at all times measured and engaging. Thanks for these!

    "A good attacker has courage." You've got to have a bit of faith! But more importantly, and often missing from the game these days…is to venture a bit of 'fun' on route to exploring the game's and your opponent's reach. Otherwise what is the point! The goal of any game is not so much to win, but to learn something by measure of the opponents potential to use in assessment 'outside' the game. Sacrifice a game to win an ongoing friendship!

  30. The thumbnail is not a checkmate. Wanna know why? Check the replies

  31. On the position at 5:12 would Queen to H4 be a good move? With the idea of pinning the Knight to the opponent's queen and moving up the pawns to eat one or two knights, depending on if the opponent retreats with the Knight on E5?

  32. Watched a couple of your vids now. Probably the best I’ve seen for anyone up to my level (2100)
    You squeeze a lot of valuable info that’s easily understandable into each minute. It’s the way you communicate. Good stuff mate

  33. Hey Nelson wondering if you have any suggestions for REMEMBERING this material. Not only this one, but your other videos, openings etc. I am thinking of maybe playing some of it out on a board, writing some notes, trying in games as often as possible.

    Do you have anything that's worked particularly well for you and your students? Thanks for the terrific content!

  34. Hey Nelson!! Thumbs up!!! Now I can take charge of more of my chess games. Thnx XD

  35. I went from 600 to 1k. Thank you for the tips. ^.^

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