Checkmating Attacks | Mastering the Middlegame – GM Ben Finegold

Grandmaster Ben Finegold shows three games by strong players where dangerous mating attacks occurred in the middlegame. Can you find the way to break through?

Hikaru Nakamura vs Alexander Shabalov, 7th Foxwoods Open (2005): D35 Queen’s Gambit Declined, exchange, positional line, 5…c6
Robert James Fischer vs Pal Benko, US Championship (1963/64): B09 Pirc, Austrian attack, 6.Bd3
Dragoljub Velimirovic vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Jugoslavija (ch) 13/523 (1972): B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7…Be7 main line



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