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Member since Mar-08-07 · Last seen Jan-17-20
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 955 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-25-19 Stein vs Birbrager, 1966 (replies)
sleepyirv: <The Binding of Isaak>
   Dec-25-19 Z Almasi vs S Maze, 2016
sleepyirv: The King's Indian can be quite a... Labyrinth.
   Nov-18-19 Gligoric vs Petrosian, 1954 (replies)
sleepyirv: <Makes the Belgrade>
   Oct-28-19 J Bourne vs R Truman, 2003
sleepyirv: "To Err is Truman" was an insult thrown at Harry Truman during the 1948 Presidential campaign. Let's just say Harry had a better game than Richard here.
   Aug-28-19 U Capo Vidal vs E Gonzalez Chavez, 2001 (replies)
sleepyirv: And let that be a lesson to all new players and patzers: Don't castle into it!
   May-25-19 Y Shulman vs M Ginsburg, 2001 (replies)
sleepyirv: Apparently there's never been a <Yury Trouble> pun on the site.
   Apr-16-19 V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008
sleepyirv: The game ends on <A Vugar Gesture>
   Dec-29-18 H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 (replies)
sleepyirv: I have forgotten suggesting the pun, but thank you for the recognition <CG>!
   Dec-20-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
sleepyirv: clue #21 1. Min 2. (Something to do with feet?) 3. ? 4. Nut (or Tefnut) 5. Osiris 6. Nekhbet 7. (Something to do with "stranger"?)
   Dec-18-18 Lisa Lane (replies)
sleepyirv: Sports Illustrated has an excellent article on Lisa Lane and women in chess:
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