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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.

>> Click here to see sleepyirv's game collections. Full Member

   sleepyirv has kibitzed 898 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-23-16 M Kagan vs D Lucky, 1999
sleepyirv: Better to be Lucky than Good
   Sep-23-16 Alekhine vs A Cruz, 1941
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.
   Aug-12-16 K Jensen vs W Norton, 1981
sleepyirv: A very attractive one at that, <Benzol>.
   Jun-06-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
sleepyirv: Rest in Peace to the greatest defender the game has ever seen.
   May-20-16 Hector vs M Matthiesen, 2015
sleepyirv: White is a knight up. Black can't take the d4 rook because his e7 rook would be hanging.
   Mar-31-16 Spassky vs Portisch, 1967 (replies)
sleepyirv: <Phony Benoni> Perhaps that's what attracted Boris Spassky to the opening. It can lead to very sharp tactical melees, but can also reward players who understand strategic nuisances. The perfect opening for a universal player who feels comfortable both in the tactical and ...
   Feb-16-16 B Avrukh vs Eljanov, 2012 (replies)
sleepyirv: Though my Russian pronunciation is a tad rusty, I assume this is a play off the famous TV Western <Have Gun, Will Travel>
   Feb-12-16 Tal vs M Mukhin, 1972
sleepyirv: Black is definitely playing very provocatively, but it's worth mentioning that Mukhin had several nice victories at that year's Championship by playing provocatively. Scoring points off of Bronstein ( M Mukhin vs Bronstein, 1972 ), Gufeld ( M Mukhin vs Gufeld, 1972 ), and Evgeni ...
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  sleepyirv: <arsen387> I'm glad to be of service. Like I said, I created the collection mostly for me keep tract of his games... it's a bonus if other people can learn/enjoy something from it.
May-17-09  WhiteRook48: <sleepyirv> here's another game where check was answered with mate: Short vs Morozevich, 2002
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  sleepyirv: Thanks <WhiteRook48>! Great fine!
Jun-05-09  WhiteRook48: and a game where the continuation had a check answered by a mate. Unfortunately, that didn't happen: Dundee City vs Aberdeen, 1859: 30 Qf5+ Kxh4 31 g3+ Rxg3 32 fxg3#
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  al wazir: Trolls are trying to sabotage the Fisherandom game. If you have not been voting regularly, please visit the game and vote for one of the reasonable moves.

Pass it on.

Dec-17-09  SirChrislov: Nice find on that clue. easy, if you're familiar with the game. you beat me by few seconds. you're quick!
Jun-25-10  WhiteRook48: J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1851- checkmate on d1
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  sleepyirv: Thanks WhiteRook! I happen to have put up a D1 game before seeing this one, but I do need the help.
Jul-06-10  WhiteRook48: lol, this is probably a stupid game to list here-
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008
Jul-06-10  WhiteRook48: that was just because there was not a c6 game yet
Jul-06-10  WhiteRook48: hello again... G Schnitzler vs Eberle, 1861 checkmate on g4
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  sleepyirv: Thanks! For some squares, there's only going to be stupid mates!
Nov-18-10  WhiteRook48: this is from Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 checkmate on c1
Dec-25-10  WhiteRook48: Merry Christmas <sleepyirv>
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  Penguincw: Just dropping by to say hi.Hi.
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  Penguincw: By the way,here's a game for your Game Collection: Mate on 64 Squares (under construction) . J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 mate on e1.
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  Penguincw: Good job for finding clue #25.
Dec-17-11  Sho: *applause*
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  Penguincw: Puzzle # 2 now.
Dec-17-11  eSpade: You did great at solving #32 ;)
Apr-13-12  shishio71: One of the terms in your attacking player glossary should be "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" - David Bronstein
Jul-23-12  WhiteRook48: N J Fries Nielsen vs Hoi, 1981

for the <Games where check is answered with checkmate> collection.

Oct-06-12  WhiteRook48: Blitz 5 vs Belle, 1978

Again, for the <Games where check is answered with checkmate> collection.

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  Phony Benoni: Candidate for mate on h6:

T Nissl vs Tarrasch, 1932

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  sleepyirv: Thanks <Phony Benoni>!
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