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|Jan-31-08|| ||Karpova: <takchess>
[Event "olm final"]
[Site "Munich GER"]
[White "Vukovic, Vladimir"]
[Black "Endzelins, Lucius"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 c5 6.Ne2 d5 7.cxd5 cxd4 8.exd4 Nxd5 9.O-O Nc6 10.a3 Be7 11.Qb3 Nf6 12.Rd1 b6 13.Be3 Bb7 14.Qa2 Bd6 15.h3 Ne7 16.Rac1 Ned5 17.Qb1 Nxc3 18.Nxc3 h6 19.Qc2 Rc8 20.Qd2 Bb8 21.Bxh6 Qd6 22.g3 Qc6 23.d5 exd5 24.Ne2 Qe6 25.Bxg7 Kxg7 26.Qg5+ Kh8 27.Qh4+ Kg7 28.Nd4 Rg8 29.Qg5+ Kf8 30.Nxe6+ Ke7 31.Ng7 Rxg7 32.Qxg7 Rg8 33.Re1+ 1-0
|Jan-31-08|| ||DarthStapler: I have this guy's book Art of Attack|
|Jan-31-08|| ||kackhander: I have it too, frankly I didn't get all that much from it, don't really see why it's so highly rated.|
|Jan-31-08|| ||JointheArmy: <kackhander> The accuracy of the annotations for its time was considered to be phenomenal. Even with the John Nunn edition where he doubled checked it with a computer, there's only a few corrections he makes every chapter. Plus he made original annotations and improvements among famous games such as Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936|
|Jan-31-08|| ||micartouse: I almost think a player has to be pretty tough already to get much from <Art of Attack>. Any well written strategy book should be useful if you can remember the positions and reproduce them OTB, but here the attacking formations and variations are complex. |
I've been doing well with Pawn Structure Chess because you can easily create the situations on the board. I hope to revisit Art of Attack someday and get more from it - it's inspiring!
|Jan-31-08|| ||Shams: <micartouse> <Pawn Structure Chess> taught me more about chess than any other book. I can't say enough good things about it. Hands down Soltis' best book.|
|Jan-31-08|| ||DarthStapler: I was able to apply the lessons in Art of Attack to my games. For example I've pulled of at least 3 successful Greek Gift sacrifices since I read it|
|Jan-31-08|| ||euripides: Many middle game books handle static features like pawn structure and the propoerties of the pieces well, but are much less convincing on dynamics. Attack is hard to write about and Vukovic's old book (the Pergamon edition doesn't look that old until you notice almost all the examples are from the 1930s or before) tackles it exceptionally well. Jonathan Speelman is one author who strongly recommends it.|
|Jan-31-08|| ||takchess: Thank you Karpova ! I am slowly working through this book and find it interesting and a little above me. |
I am writing about this trek here
I just learned that Ken Smith wrote a follow on book to this with the same chapter themes : The Modern Art of Attack with games of Tal, Fischer and Kasparov in the 80's
|Feb-08-08|| ||takchess: In the 80's Ken Smith and John Hall wrote a booklet called the Modern Art of Attack. This was a games collection of Attacking Games in the spirit of the teachings of Vukovic. Each Game is published in it's entirety and is nicely but not over anotated. Chapters are themed simalarly to the Art of Attack. I created this games collection here.|
Game Collection: Modern Art of Attack Game Collection
This is an inexpensive book available from ebay/amazon.
|Feb-10-08|| ||brankat: I still have the original issue of V.Vukovic's "The Art of Attack in Chess", in Croatian: "Umjece sahovskog napada", by Sahovska Naklada, Zagreb, 1959.|
In the Preface to the edition, December 1958, Vukovic states that the work on the book was basically completed in 1951,
|Mar-01-08|| ||takchess: Vukovic in chapter 9 of the Art of Attack spoke about the thematic Knight f5 sacrifice which is common in attacks on the Kingside fianchetto positions. The blogger Dave Transformation http://dk-transformation.blogspot.c... kindly sent me a series of games where the knight is posted on f5 against the fianchetto many which are sacrifices I have posted a collection of these games here
Game Collection: Nf5 sac against the kingside castled fianchetto|
|Apr-21-08|| ||brankat: <takchess> A great, and very educational collection! Thank You.|
|May-11-08|| ||Knight13: I hate attacking style, and I never attack an opponent's king, but I learned that positional chess often needs king-side attack back-ups, and if a weak king exists one needs to know how to attack (since that's the ONLY PLACE that your advantage lies), so now I'm forced to read "The Art of Attack In Chess" which I never wanted to at all.|
|May-12-08|| ||brankat: <Knight13> <<so now I'm forced to read "The Art of Attack In Chess" which I never wanted to at all.>|
Should You persist with this book, not just by reading it flipping through the pages, but actually conscientiously STUDYING the material, You will not regret the time and effort!
Whatever Your chess skills-level is at the moment, the study of Vukovic's work will help You greatly in better understanding of the essence and dynamics of the "pro-active" approach to the game. It will definitively improve Your game.
|Aug-26-08|| ||whiteshark: After reading the Art of Attack I never castled again. :D|
|Aug-26-08|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Vukovic.
<whiteshark> As a general rule, V.Vukovic does suggest (even urges) a timely castling, with a number of exceptions ;-)
|Aug-26-08|| ||akapovsky: at what rating would it be fine to read the art of attack in chess|
|Aug-26-08|| ||brankat: <akapovsky> As V.Vukovic remarked in the Preface to the original edition, the book material is organized and presented in such a way as to be useful to any level, from beginners to masters. |
I would estimate that the book is ideal for the so-called intermediate level of players.
Re: the original edition. It is in Croatian/Serbian, published in Zagreb, Croatia in 1959, although, as Vukovic says, the manuscript was basically ready as far back as 1951. I've never read an English edition.
Hope this helps.
|May-15-09|| ||dumbgai: I'm generally not an attacking style player, but Art of Attack is really an excellent book. I'm around 1700 USCF rating.|
|May-15-09|| ||dumbgai: <Knight13: I hate attacking style> Surely there's SOME sort of attacking that you like to do, otherwise you're like a boxer who hates to punch.|
|Aug-26-09|| ||wordfunph: To the man behind the book "Art of Attack in Chess"....GM Vladimir Vukovic Happy Birthday!|
|Aug-26-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Vladimir Vukovic|
|Oct-15-11|| ||Karpova: C.N. 7062
Vuković vs. N.N.
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1.Nf5 Qxh4 2.Qh5 1-0
|Aug-26-12|| ||Tal7777777: Player of the day 8/26/12.|
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