The next step is to learn how to force this alignment.
Before I am going to write a lesson about this positioning of the opponent’s pieces I refer you to another site with some very interesting chess lessons, because it contains a lesson about Pushing the Enemy King into Line. The purpose of this lessons seems to be identical:
Our next task is to learn how to create that alignment when it doesn’t already exist. The principal tools we will use here are checks that push the king into a line with one of its fellow pieces, or that require an enemy piece to jump into line with its king to protect it. Or sometimes a capture may require a king to recapture and cause it to walk into a pin.
Therefor I am going to skip this lesson since a similar lesson exists at Chess Tactics Explained. This chess lessons site seems to be very interesting and consists of six chapters. These chapters deal with the following subjects:
- Double attack
- Discovered attack
- Pin and skewer
- Removing the guard
- Mating patterns
In addition to the on-line lessons a hard copy version of this site is available.
We continue with replacing a piece.