11. Feb, 2020

Opening lines for attack

Your pieces are stronger when they stand on open lines.

White has a lead in development but the lines of his queen, rooks and bishop are blocked either by his own d-pawn or Black's e6-pawn.

Lines become open when pawns are exchanged, so ... White plays d5

Open lines lead to mate. White's rooks power down the centre while the bishop supports at long range.

👍 White wins a rook:      Position       Solution

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