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Simon Williams, one of Britain's most dynamic and aggressive chess-players, has selected his favourite attacking games from the modern era and added in-depth explanation and analysis to illustrate the decision making processes that attacking players must use. He explains how each stage in an attacking concept is formed and shows how top players spot the signs that indicate it is time to stake everything on an all-out assault.
He includes thirty attacking games in seven themed chapters: Opening to Middlegame, Keeping the Initiative, Harmonising the Army, Locating the Weakpoint, Changing the Tempo, All-In and Playing to Your Strengths. The players featured in this entertaining collection include: Judit Polgar, Alexei Shirov, Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Vasily Ivanchuk, Peter Svidler, Alexander Grishchuk and Magnus Carlsen. This is a valuable manual of attacking play as Williams discusses important issues such as what to calculate and identifying critical moves.
Simon Williams is an experienced international grandmaster from England who has gained a reputation for playing uninhibited, attacking chess. He has represented England in World and European Championships in various age groups, and was runner-up in the British Championship in 2004.
Published 2008, softback, 111 pages.