Continued from An Intermediate Chess Opening from White.
The sequence of this white open can be varied based on blacks response to each move from white, that’s why seeing the board strictly from white allows a change in sequence that still brings the desired result. After a black opponent has been victimized several times by this play sequence they will see that a guaranteed safeguard is to move blacks kings knight to black kings rook three. This move provides direct support to the attacked square black’s king’s bishop two. This defensive move from black puts a white knight and a black knight touching on a black diagonal. If black executes this knight play the white knight retreats back to either white king’s bishop three or white king’s rook three depending on pawn position and the continual threat from black queen’s bishop. Once the white has seemingly retreated the black knight is exposed for capture from white queen’s bishop. This swap should always be made from white. The point exchange bishop for knight is even but after the exchange black has a doubled file and an open file in front of black’s knight. White has eliminated the possibility of a black castle on king’s side of the board.
This sequence has many other variations for white depending on the responses from black such as moving white queens knight to queen bishop three or even castling to whites king side. This opening attack can take anywhere from six moves to eight or more to complete the exchange of pieces or the pawn doubling. The variations are many which affords white an opportunity to disguise the intended target; the black kings rook. Play this sequence numerous times so that the variations become automatic in response to blacks board position. In fact, play white and black in practice and this will teach us all strategies and counter strategies but primarily reinforcing the white attack with variations. This sequence from white will serve as an excellent opening game strategy.