The 1st world champion Wilhelm Steinitz commands us, “If you have the superior position, you must attack!” He also commands us to search for the weak point in our opponent’s position and to strike.
However, against a formidable opponent – they WILL NOT just give you weaknesses to play against… YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO PROBE THEM!!! 🤣🤣🤣
A weak square for White is located on the 3rd and 4th ranks, for Black on the 5th and 6th ranks. When one of these squares can no longer be defended by that side’s pawns any longer – it becomes weak. It means powerful pieces will have to “babysit” these small undefended points instead of being the fierce attackers they’d like to be! Knowing how to recognize and target weak squares is extremely important when looking to defeat other chess players, especially masters!
Want to learn how to induce your opponents into weakening themselves so you have great targets to attack? This is the video for you!