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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 910 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-13-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
sleepyirv: I have to believe CG has a different definition of short story than me.
   Nov-30-17 M Deutsch vs Carlsen, 2017
sleepyirv: Here's the Wall Street Journal article on the game: It's quite good as Deutsch is an interesting character, but the chess coverage is bad and objective reporting would require the writer to admit as much instead of playing up how "close" ...
   Sep-25-17 Tarjan vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
sleepyirv: Seems like a classic "trap" game, where the Super-GM pushes too hard for a win when his opponent adopts an incredibly passive position. Perhaps not the Chess for Tigers approach to beating stronger players, but congratulations to James Tarjan on his amazing win!
   Sep-25-17 Carlsen vs J Xiong, 2017 (replies)
sleepyirv: <dehanne> The first thing that pops to mind is that it loses the bishop to 32. Rxe6.
   Jun-09-17 Kasparov vs Sting, 2000 (replies)
sleepyirv: Not getting blown off the board in 20 moves is a TYPE of victory in a simul. But my preference is not to sit there watching Garry Kasparov strangle me to death.
   May-20-17 W Henneberger vs Nimzowitsch, 1931
sleepyirv: <Good Knight and Good Luck>
   Apr-23-17 R Wojtaszek vs Topalov, 2017 (replies)
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
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