Welcome back. Perhaps you'd like to tell me what you'd like me to call you this lesson.
Have you learnt the values of the pieces, kiddo?
A game of chess is a battle and to win a battle you have to ATTACK your enemy.
In this lesson you're going to learn how to ATTACK your enemy in a game of chess.
An ATTACK in chess is when a piece would be able to CAPTURE an enemy piece next move.
Here, the White Queen is ATTACKING the Black Pawn.
If it's White's move his Queen could CAPTURE the Black Pawn.
It would be a good idea to do this because the move would be SAFE.
The Black Pawn is not DEFENDED.
In this position the White Queen is ATTACKING the Black Pawn on c6.
But look! If the White Queen CAPTURES the Black Pawn the Pawn on b7 would be able to CAPTURE her in return.
So in this position it would NOT be a good idea for White to CAPTURE the Black Pawn.
In this position the White Rook is ATTACKING the Black Knight.
Is it a THREAT?
NO: it is NOT a THREAT because the Black Knight is DEFENDED by the Black King, and the Rook is worth more than the Knight.
If White CAPTURED the Knight he'd lose his Rook. He'd win 3 points but lose 5 points in return.
If it's White's move CAPTURING the Knight would NOT be a good idea: White would make a LOSS of 2 points.
That's the end of the lesson, kiddo.
Guess what? It's time for a REALLY HARD EXAM about ATTACKING.