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Member since Mar-08-07 · Last seen Apr-27-17
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 904 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-23-17 R Wojtaszek vs Topalov, 2017
sleepyirv: <Topalov his Game>
   Mar-20-17 Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 (replies)
sleepyirv: We call that a boilermaker. Here's another Scotch with a Beer chaser: Beer vs G Neumann, 1866 .
   Feb-12-17 E Tate vs Yudasin, 1997 (replies)
sleepyirv: I know I could never be a Tal or a Kasparov. But couldn't I get to be a Tate? Yeash, this was some kind of attack.
   Dec-19-16 Santa Claus (replies)
sleepyirv: Dear Santa, Apparently the chessgames puzzle hunt has gotten too difficult for me. Can you help me out by delivering me a premium membership? Best, sleepyirv
   Dec-14-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
sleepyirv: 1956 was another bad year for a cursed franchise, the Brooklyn Dodgers who lost to the Yankees in 7. Wait, that was the year of DON Larsen's perfect game! Don(ald Byrne) and Larsen? Alas, it was neither of Donald Byrne and Bent Larsen's games.
   Dec-10-16 Pillsbury vs Von Popiel, 1900 (replies)
sleepyirv: While I knew it was a Pillsbury game, I foolishly looked at Iggy Pop's real name to find his competitor. Oh well, congrats to <Chizoad>!
   Sep-23-16 M Kagan vs D Lucky, 1999
sleepyirv: Better to be Lucky than Good
   Sep-23-16 Alekhine vs A Cruz, 1941 (replies)
sleepyirv: Wow, how did <> know Ted Cruz was going to endorse Trump today?
   Sep-22-16 Morphy vs A Meek, 1855
sleepyirv: I dunno <morfishine>, it seems like <A Meek Defense> to me.
   Aug-14-16 Schlechter vs J Thirring, 1893
sleepyirv: White went with the flashier mate when 29. Rd1+ Kc3 30. Qc4+ Kb2 31. Qc1# corrals the Black king quickly and efficiently.
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