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You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5 and the path leading out is only wide enough for one. - Mikhail Tal, 8th World Champion

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The Attacking Player Glossary:

<The Bible>: The Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukosvic the book that outlines how anyone can become an attacking player

<The Esteemed Competition>: Positional players, or more specifically the players who enjoy simple positions to complex, maneuvering to direct attack, closed games to open games, etc. There are many roads to Rome and if they score wins off their style, good for them! But attacking players must try to play their game, not Karpov’s.

<Heroic Defense>: Your opponent’s position is in shambles, your pieces are circles his king like shark, it’s only a matter of time before his position collapses… and he finds a way to get out of it! Follow the <Pillsbury Principle>

<The Magician>: The one and only Mikhail Tal (1936-1982)

<Pillsbury Principle>: As quoted by W.E. Napier, “So set up your attacks that when the fire is out, it isn’t out” –Harry Pillsbury The job is never done till mate is gotten.

<Power Players>: Neil McDonald describes these players in his book “Chess Secrets: Giants of Power Play.” Aggressive players who plan their openings to middle games to ensure pressure is always on the opponent. Think of them as the scientific attacking players compared to artists like Tal and Shirov.

<The Sicilian Defense>: The Cadillac of chess openings.

<Tal Logic>: “First, how to sac my queen, then rook, then bishop, then knight, then pawns.” –Mikhail Tal The attacking player’s thought process should follow these lines.

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   sleepyirv has kibitzed 1002 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-24-23 S J Solomon vs P Garbett, 1983 (replies)
sleepyirv: Thank you, <offramp>! I suggested this game a lonnnnnnng time ago. Nice to see it finally making to GOTD.
   Oct-21-23 J van Foreest vs Giri, 2022 (replies)
sleepyirv: As the man said, "“You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one."
   Oct-12-23 A Suleymenov vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
sleepyirv: "Watch What You're Doing"
   Sep-22-23 Jeremy Silman (replies)
sleepyirv: Silman's Complete Endgame Course still has a honored place on my bookshelf. Rest in Peace.
   Sep-21-23 A Volokitin vs M Kobalia, 2009 (replies)
sleepyirv: "And then on the 20th movie he pinned my queen to my king on the e-file." "Wow, sounds like you should have castled a lot earlier." "Funny you should mention that..."
   Jul-02-23 Rapport vs Grischuk, 2023
sleepyirv: Not sure I'm following your line, but White can't trade rooks. It's an elementary draw with the wrong-color bishop.
   Jul-02-23 Anand vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
sleepyirv: <Endgame Avengers> And here's Peter Svidler's immediate reaction to the endgame:
   Jul-02-23 Han vs D Delli Carpini, 1980
sleepyirv: I wonder if beginners, so use to seeing good players fighting for center, don't notice when the center is handed over to them for free. Oh sure, they may have hear of the importance of central control and it's nice to have your pieces there unthreatened. But they're uncomfortable ...
   Jun-29-23 S Bouaziz vs Miles, 1979
sleepyirv: <Slim Pickings>
   May-30-23 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
sleepyirv: <London Bridge is Falling Down> We've all had blitz games like this, it's nice to see it happen to a super-GM.
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