Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Opponent’s Help

In a previous post, you have seen that playing routine moves is risky. In the game shown there, White started an attack over Black’s kingside taking advantage of Black’s fianchetto.

The type of attack launching the rook’s pawn over the fianchetto is typical because the pawn on g6 works as a grip for the opponent’s h-pawn.

In today’s example, Black even helps White in creating such a hook in his position. Consequently, White is able to develop a standard attack.

Dear readers, when you play a structure with a fianchetto, stay alert of your opponent’s rook’s pawn advance. It declares his intention of a future attack on that side.

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