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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 943 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-31-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
sleepyirv: An unbelievable loss to the website and the chess community. My condolences to Daniel's family and friends.
   Jul-27-18 Petrosian vs G Pfeiffer, 1960 (replies)
sleepyirv: 18. Nd5 seems like something out of Bronstein's playbook!
   Jun-28-18 W So vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
sleepyirv: <Kapmigs> Not clear to me how this game is harming you. If you don't want to study it, just click the back button to the main page.
   Jun-13-18 Shabalov vs Gelfand, 2004
sleepyirv: <Cheapo by the Dozen> I suggested this pun a couple days ago more for the value of the game than having a good joke. I hope you can excuse it.
   Jun-04-18 Shirov vs Sadler, 1992
sleepyirv: Black of course has a mate-in-one with 24...Qg1#, and even assuming he missed that, White has hung a knight and his King is stuck in the center so it's easy to guess that this result is incorrect.
   Jun-02-18 Y Zhou vs N Carr, 2013
sleepyirv: <Carr Before the Horse>
   May-27-18 Shirov vs Topalov, 2001
sleepyirv: Shirov writes in Fire on the Board II that while preparing this line in early 2000 he reached the position on 15... Qxc7 and was completely unhappy that Black seems perfectly fine after 16. Nxc7 Kxc7. Hours of work between him and his trainer showed no line for a White advantage. ...
   May-24-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
sleepyirv: <CG> "Moving the World on Its Traxler" Traxler for axis? No? I only have so much to work with here!
   May-19-18 Kramnik vs Shirov, 1998 (replies)
sleepyirv: For those who don't know recent chess history (and apologies if I over-simplify matters)... Garry Kasparov left the FIDE during the early 90s over what he considered some incredibly poor decisions made by that organization (who could ever imagine?). FIDE retained the value of the ...
   May-15-18 Korchnoi vs Smirin, 1998
sleepyirv: For a little backstory, Korchnoi spent an hour on the move 24. h3 and Smirin immediately played 24... Ne3, considering it pointless to analyze other moves. Smirin later figured out both Ngf6 and Ndf6 lead to incredibly complex positions that either favor Black or draw. Apparently ...
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