The Chess Attacker's Handbook

The Chess Attacker's Handbook

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911465164
Publisher: Gambit Publications, LTD
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,230,379
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author


The authors are the two highest-rated Canadian juniors. Razvan Preotu earned the Grandmaster title in 2016 at the age of 17. The most notable result during his meteoric rise was at the 2016 Calgary International, which he won outright ahead of a strong international field including five GMs. Michael Song became an International Master by winning the North American Under-18 Championship. He has represented Canada many times, winning a bronze medal at the 2011 World Youth Championship. His coach is super-grandmaster Evgeny Bareev.

Table of Contents

Symbols 4

Bibliography 4

Acknowledgements 4

Foreword Evgeny Bareev 5

Introduction Michael Song 6

1 Attacking the Uncastled King Michael Song 7

2 Opposite-Side Castling Razvan Preotu 19

3 Attacks in Endgames Razvan Preotu 37

4 The King as an Attacking Force Razvan Preotu 47

5 Sacrificial Attacks and Calculation Michael Song 57

6 Include All the Pieces in the Attack Michael Song 67

7 Attacks on Colour Complexes Michael Song 76

8 Pawn Play Razvan Preotu 89

9 Charging the h-Pawn Forward Razvan Preotu 100

10 Opposite-Coloured Bishops Razvan Preotu 115

11 Same Ideas, Different Games Michael Song 127

12 Prophylaxis Michael Song 136

13 Manoeuvring Michael Song 147

14 Isolated d-Pawn Positions Razvan Preotu 159

Index of Players 174

Index of Openings 175

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