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Member since Mar-08-07 · Last seen Nov-28-15
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 866 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-19-15 E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001
sleepyirv: <The Sweet Tate of Victory> A beautiful attacking game from a player who played an uncountable amount. Rest in Peace, Emory.
   Aug-10-15 Wahls vs S Bjarnason, 1985 (replies)
sleepyirv: Great game! But wouldn't <Black Against the Wahls> been the better pun?
   Jul-06-15 Fred Reinfeld
sleepyirv: QOTD: <After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid virtues as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess.> I don't even bother giving respect to calculation, foresight, ...
   Jun-14-15 Menchik vs Lasker, 1935 (replies)
sleepyirv: Menchik was a good player but obviously never in the top five at any given time. Her record against Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Nimzo, and Botvinnik was 0 wins and 20 losses (16 of those coming against Alekhine and Capa)
   May-17-15 Sutovsky vs R Bates, 2013 (replies)
sleepyirv: Thanks everyone! A couple days ago a pun I suggested a few years ago was used for GOTD. It encouraged me to suggest this game.
   Feb-11-15 Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 (replies)
sleepyirv: When I looked at the puzzle, I said to myself "Black castled to the wrong side." Color me surprised when I found out that was not the case! An unusual, but simple mating pattern on the basis that White controls Black's fianchetto diagonal.
   Feb-10-15 Judit Polgar vs Spassky, 1993 (replies)
sleepyirv: My initial reaction was "Seriously, Spassky?" only to be surprised that Polgar missed it too!
   Dec-26-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
sleepyirv: Thank you for their Holiday Gift hunt! This wasn't a particularly good year for me as I only got one. I seem to have been away from my computer during all the history related questions! I like to get my premium membership by getting three a year (I was disappointed ...
   Dec-21-14 J L Clech vs P Tyrant, 1989
sleepyirv: I think there's a lot of poetic justice in a Tyrant losing in the French.
   Dec-21-14 Kavalek vs Suttles, 1974 (replies)
sleepyirv: Space Suttles
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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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