Attack! The Subtle Art of Winning Brilliantly

Author(s): Neil McDonald
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781781945674

"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 Jose 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.

In this book, the highly experienced author and grandmaster Neil McDonald guides the reader through all the complexities of attacking play. Topics include:

* Attacking a king trapped in the centre.
* Exploiting weaknesses to develop an attack.
* Preventing reinforcements from rescuing the king.


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ISBN13/Barcode 9781781945674
ISBN10 1781945675
Author Neil McDonald
Binding Paperback
Date Published 30 Apr 2021
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 368
Publisher Everyman Chess

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