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666_tactical motif - double attack (LPDO)
Compiled by whiteshark

Double attack in one form or another is the basis of most intricate tactical operations was Averbakh's opinion and many other chess authors have made similar quotes.

<One of the most common tactical devices, employed both in carrying out a combination, and independently, is the <double attack> the simultaneous attack by one piece on two enemy objects. A highly effective form of this is the <knight fork>, but it is probably the queen which most often makes a <double attack>. The ability of this, the most mobile and longrange piece, to conduct 'all-round fire', is constantly exploited in a tactical struggle. The strike capability of the queen enables it, in contrast to other pieces, to attack targets on files, ranks, and even diagonals.

The strength of the <double attack> is that with his answering move the opponent can remove only one of his attacked pieces. It should, however, be borne in mind that in certain cases both attacked pieces can be defended by this one move. In addition, it may be advantageous, in moving one of the attacked pieces, to create a strong counter-threat.> Paul Keres, Chess Master Class

"Dr. John Nunn created this phrase about the danger of loose pieces; they tend to drop off the board to various tactics.

NM Heisman uses the term <Inadequately Guarded Pieces> to describe what I would call N attackers, N defenders <LOOSE>. But regardless of the nomenclature, one fact is undisputable:


Game Collection Search LPDO

Qd1 -xd6 -xh5
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

discovered attack on LQ by check
Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

18...Nd4!! (xNf3+/xQe2+/Qxc1+)
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

Re2+Kg8 <-- Qg4+
Keene vs Botvinnik, 1966  
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Ra4+Be3 <-- Qe8!
O Renet vs Nunn, 1989 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 22 moves, 0-1

Sundararajan vs I Ivanisevic, 2014 
(A05) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

Qh3!! xNh5 xQd7
Nisipeanu vs M Cornette, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Qf8 --> Qxg7# QxRd6
O Sepp vs K Bomo, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

11. 0-0-0+ wins Rb2
Dunbar vs Chawkin, 1925 
(C45) Scotch Game, 11 moves, 1-0

White missed the winning shot 35. Qe7! (QxBb7 / Rxd3)
S V Ivanov vs A Dreev, 1998 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

20.Qe3! (xa7 /yg5+Nh4xQg6)
Adams vs D Baramidze, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

_Qc2 (xRd1/xBc7)
B Gross vs M Kastor, 2000 
(C01) French, Exchange, 23 moves, 0-1

E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

21. Bxd7! (1:0) Nxd7 22.Qh3
Korchnoi vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Qc3+ [Kg7/xNc7]
Botvinnik vs Golombek, 1956 
(A15) English, 20 moves, 1-0

SKEWER 16 ... Qg4+ makes White d1-queen loose and LPDO
Leko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

PIN 19 Bc1-e3! Qb6-c6? makes Black c5-knight loose for free
E Moser vs J Houska, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

SKEWER 53 Rh7-h6+ makes Black c6-knight loose and LPDO
Ivanchuk vs Eljanov, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Bc5 lpdo
Koneru vs Qi Guo, 2012 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Bd3 forks[Qc4/Ba6]
E Kakulidis vs S Eminov, 2017
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

A Kornev vs I Lysyj, 2007 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

A Rustemov vs A Lugovoi, 1998 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 0-1

Qa4 xRd7 d1#
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

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