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Attack! The Subtle Art of Winning Brilliantly

Attack! The Subtle Art of Winning Brilliantly

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Product type: Printed book

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Neil McDonald

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"To be passive.. is fatal to the beginner or medium player - such players must be aggressive. He must attack, because only in that way can he develop his imagination, which is a very important thing." This quote comes, perhaps surprisingly, from José Capablanca, a world champion far better known for his brilliant strategic and positional play than his attacking prowess.

This emphasizes the fundamental importance of having a clear understanding of how to build up and execute an attack. Every chess player loves to attack. Directing one's forces towards the enemy king, probing to create weaknesses and ultimately crashing through with a brilliant sacrifice is always a thrilling experience. However, attacking play must always be based on sound principles and carried out in a forceful and logical manner. This is not always a straightforward task.

Using a series of classic attacking games, modern and old, this book shows how to maintain the initiative in an attack and enables the reader to deepen his or her understanding of dynamic chess.

In this book, the highly experienced author and grandmaster Neil McDonald guides the reader through all the complexities of attacking play.
Topics include:
* Trapping the King in the Centre
* Exploiting a Strong Point Near the Enemy Line
* Preventing Reinforcements Rescuing the King.

Neil McDonald became a grandmaster in 1996 and a FIDE trainer in 2017. He is a regular coach of the England Junior team at international events. Neil has written numerous books on openings, endgames, tactics and strategy as well as biographies of famous players. He lives in Kent, England.

Published 2021, softback, 368 pages.

Our Price:19.99

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