The Art of Attack in Chess
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The Art of Attack in Chess

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One of the finest chess books ever written, the Art of Attack has been transcribed into algebraic notation for the first time. In this revised edition of the great classic, the author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. A study of this masterpiece will add power and brilliance to any chess enthusiast's play. (5 3/4' X 8 1/4'

Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Everyman Chess (first published 1965)
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Update. I've been wondering more about this whole thing of emotion and sickness and how it affects one's play. When I was talking about my bad form to somebody recently, he said, rather irritatedly, you almost fucking died a couple of weeks ago and now you have a distressing emotional situation on your hands. What do you fucking expect?

Maybe too much but...

Speaking of my own life, I feel like I handle these situation well as a rule. Eg I referred elsewhere today to having passed out in a rather...more

I put this collection from the book on Chessgames site. You should still read the book. 8)

There is alot of fun stuff for an aggressive player with info as to when is it valid to start an attack. I think this is for 1400 player up.

One of my favorite chess books.

Serge Pierro
A classic finally available in Algebraic notation! This is THE treatise on attacking in chess. However, defensive specialists should also study it, so that they know how their opponent is going to attempt to attack and how to prevent those attacks. Weak squares, sacrifices, castled position... it's all here.
Katherine Simmons
Even as a beginner I think I got alot out of this book, probably will continue to do so for a long time. Re-reading every so often as you improve you get more insight into attacking chess detailed in this book. Excellent and highly recommended.
Feb 05, 2008 Emilio rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: chess enthusiasts
Shelves: chess
This is a great guide to the offensive, no matter what the state or stage of the game. The best follow-up i can think of to josh waitzkin's "attacking chess".
Read first 32 pages and chapter on mating patterns. Found the combinations too speculative for my level.
Another "must have" for any chess player.

This was a game changer for me. My games were always too defensive and passive. This book really helped me break out of this counter-productive mindset.

The part about attacking the uncastled King was especially instructive and I really think I have won many games based on the less I picked up here.

My only complaint is that I wish there were more graphics/chess boards. Otherwise though it is probably my single most favorite chess book out there.

If you don...more
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I credit this book for helping me create some of my favorite loses - after reading this book I have been all about attacks and sacrifices. Some of them have even worked!
أخذت بقرائته وقت طويل حتى انهيته....اعتقد انه من روائع كتب الشطرنج لكن يحتاج للعودة له اكثر من مرة....
اعتقد اني سأعود له في اقرب فرصة ان شاءالله
A classic. Slog through it.
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