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I would describe my chess philosophy as this: My opponent are in the middle of a dark house. The goal is to be the first one out. I am of the opinion my opponent is better navigating in the dark. So I set the house on fire and hope in the confusion I'll be able to escape.

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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 838 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-14 Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtelky, 1964
sleepyirv: The Tortoise and the Hare A strange victory from the Player of the Day, certainly designed ahead of time to beat the aggressive Nezhmetdinov.
   Apr-13-14 R Smook vs D Shapero, 1971
sleepyirv: Rook out behind you
   Apr-07-14 D Kazmaier vs T Valtysson, 2014
sleepyirv: 26.Bh6! The imperious bishop leaves Black's position in shambles. The King cannot take the bishop since 27. Qh8+ either drags the King into White's camp for mate or drops the Queen with 27...Nh7. If Black can't take the bishop, he'll have to stop the Qg7 mate threat by defending ...
   Apr-05-14 D Rovner vs Tal, 1955
sleepyirv: Tal was only 19 when he played this game, and like most teenagers did something young and foolish like playing the French Defense. Naturally he still gets an attack out of it, but I'm glad it was just a phase.
   Mar-17-14 M Barroso Campos vs J M Quesada Vera, 2003 (replies)
sleepyirv: It helps that it is Monday. 22. Qxf7+ and there will be a mate on the bank rank. I'm going to guess Black spent his time calculating what would happen if White snatches the a8 Rook.
   Mar-06-14 V Bukal Jr vs L Lederman, 2012
sleepyirv: 37. Rxe5! since if 37...Kxe5 then 38. Qe3+ picks up the Queen and 37... Qxe5 38. Qh8+ also picks up the lady
   Feb-25-14 E Moskow vs H Thorsteinsdottir, 2009
sleepyirv: Good find, <Wirend>! The question becomes what Black was continuing to play for if not a stalemate trick?
   Feb-20-14 Leycester vs Philidor, 1788
sleepyirv: I'm as "impressed" by 4. c3 as the pointless Queen manoeuvrings. The invention of development couldn't come fast enough for patzers.
   Jan-25-14 Bill Gates vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
sleepyirv: Considering how many puns you can make around Microsoft, I would have saved this pun for a William.
   Jan-24-14 Tal vs W Pietzsch, 1959
sleepyirv: Black's light-square Bishop has no safe squares. If Black defends it with his Queen, White can double up on the attack with his Queen and the Bishop is doomed.
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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>
Feb-24-11  Penguincw: Just dropping by to say hi.Hi.
Mar-02-11  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.
Dec-16-11  Penguincw: Good job for finding clue #25.
Dec-17-11  Sho: *applause*
Dec-17-11  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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