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When is it worth it to sacrifice a knight or bishop in order to force the opponent to move the king down a rank and lose castling rights?

This question requires concrete calculation. When you play moves like this, you lose material, but you force your opponent's king to move. Which is worth more? Well, forcing your opponent's king to ...
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When is it worth it to sacrifice a knight or bishop in order to force the opponent to move the king down a rank and lose castling rights?

To voluntarily sacrifice a piece you need either a concrete tactical justification (regaining material or checkmating by force) or enough positional compensation. Here you have neither. True, Black ...
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What's the benefit to attacking f7 or f2 during the opening?

Thumbnail of really good video: Attacking f7 by thechesswebsite The point of attacking Black's f7 (and White's f2 respectively) is that only the king starts off defending that square! Every other ...
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