The Art of Attacking Chess

    33 Inspiration and Instructive Masterpieces

    Product Code: B0024GB


    Publisher: Gambit
    Author: Franco & Adams
    Year of Publication: 2008

    Pages: 254
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)

    Book DescriptionAll chess-players love to play a smooth attacking game, flowing from start to finish, and sprinkled with spectacular ideas and sacrifices. However, few can do so regularly, and for most players, their collection of brilliancies missed far outweighs their creative successes. 

    Innate talent plays an important role, but many of the skills needed for attacking chess can be learned by study and practice. Here, one of the world's most experienced annotators has selected 33 superb examples, and explained them in a way that strips away the mystery. We see how the decision to attack is made, and which positional factors led to that decision being justified. We observe either a gradual build-up, or a lightning-fast storm, and understand why one approach or the other was necessary. Finally, we witness the final execution of the tactical blows. 

    To check that we have truly grasped the ideas, Franco presents us with plentiful exercises, where it is we who have to perform the heroics. 

    About the Author: Zenon Franco is a grandmaster from Paraguay who now lives in Spain. He is an experienced chess trainer, his most notable pupil being Paco Vallejo, now one of the world's top grandmasters, whom he taught from 1995 to 1999. He has written four previous books for Gambit, including Chess Self-Improvement and Winning Chess Explained

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    ISBN 9781904600978
    Manufacturer Gambit Publishing
    Author(s) Phil Adams, Zenon Franco
    Pages 254 Pages
    Publication Date Jul 1, 2008
    Notation Type FAN - Figurine
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