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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 993 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-30-23 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2023 (replies)
sleepyirv: <London Bridge is Falling Down> We've all had blitz games like this, it's nice to see it happen to a super-GM.
   May-22-23 Harry Lamb
sleepyirv: Harry Lamb died slightly a week after his 81st birthday. Rest in Peace.
   Apr-20-23 Ding Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, 2023 (replies)
sleepyirv: <Bluff of the Century>
   Apr-13-23 A Zapata vs Anand, 1988
sleepyirv: <Opening Traps A-Z>
   Apr-07-23 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018
sleepyirv: <The French Internet Connection>
   Mar-15-23 Carlsen vs K Knudsen, 2000 (replies)
sleepyirv: I'll give Kent this – all of his moves are legal.
   May-31-22 A Casa vs S Wagman, 1976 (replies)
sleepyirv: Shame White didn't play it out as it's a very pretty mate. If I saw the position in a puzzle book, I would think it must have been constructed.
   May-24-22 A Korobov vs Aronian, 2022
sleepyirv: As a practical concern, I don't like 13... Bxc3. Sure, trading down is good when we're up a piece, but do we really want to spend a tempo picking up a just developed knight? Especially while leaving White's dark square bishop uncontested? I rather spend the tempo to start some ...
   May-05-22 Polgar vs L Gutman, 1987 (replies)
sleepyirv: <Gut Punch>
   Apr-26-22 Csom vs Portisch, 1976
sleepyirv: Note to self: Do not play the Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack against Portisch.
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