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  1. 21 Jan '07 21:43
    I've almost bought that book several times. It looks like a very good companion to Vukovic.
  2. Standard member anthias
    ambitious player
    21 Jan '07 22:09
    I've read that book a couple of months ago. Basically it is divided into different attacing themes, like destroying the cover of a castled position, then gives example games as an explanation. Careful though, as it contains a lot of side variations. You may want to use a PC to save time.

    Well, it added nothing to my game as it was beyond my understanding of chess- I need explanations more than examples
  3. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    21 Jan '07 22:25
    I love this book. LarryC is one of my favorite players, and this book is awesome. It's probably best suited for more experienced players who have a decent understanding of tactics and calculation. I bought the book a long time ago when I was too low rated to really grasp it, but I came back to it and loved it. I think it added most to my ability to just see a bunch of different attacking ideas, even if they don't work. It expands your horizons and makes you more creative. It will definitely help with your tactics too. I am gonna go back through it now that I was reminded I had it. Good buy.
  4. 21 Jan '07 22:45
    I have Aagaards two dvd's on attacking chess. They are veeery good! A little pricy though but they are great fun.
  5. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    21 Jan '07 23:10
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Sure.
  6. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    21 Jan '07 23:13
    I didnt like it, its more of a game collection than a guide on attacking. Its more like an understanding chess move by move type thing.
  7. Standard member anthias
    ambitious player
    21 Jan '07 23:15
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    Its more like an understanding chess move by move type thing.
    Quite the opposite, actually.
  8. 22 Jan '07 04:49
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    Check out

    www.jeremysilman.com. Larry C has his own attacking section in there, monthly articles I think. It's decent if you got some extra time.
  9. 22 Jan '07 04:59
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Check out

    www.jeremysilman.com. Larry C has his own attacking section in there, monthly articles I think. It's decent if you got some extra time.
    Thanks for the tip.

    http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_ht_attack/how_to_attack.html
  10. 22 Jan '07 05:19
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Thanks for the tip.

    http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_ht_attack/how_to_attack.html
    No worries. It's nice when we get along don't you think?
  11. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    22 Jan '07 05:20
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Thanks for the tip.

    http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_ht_attack/how_to_attack.html
    His entire book is like that, he just shows some game with attacking and annotates, I was quite dissapointed.
  12. 22 Jan '07 05:24
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    His entire book is like that, he just shows some game with attacking and annotates, I was quite dissapointed.
    I found it hard to read, but that was say 3-4 years ago and i'm not into those books loaded with variations. I prefer words and easy going books.
  13. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    22 Jan '07 05:29 / 2 edits
    Yeah thats because the book is sparcely annotated. This book is nothing special and it wont stand the test of time, I even liked John Nunn's attacking section in understand chess move by move better, Nunn even summarizes all the main points at the end, and says why these themes are important. This book is very ordinary, and complete lacks any sort of attacking themes, its like annotated game collection, imo, nd not a very good one at that.
  14. 22 Jan '07 05:48
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    Yeah thats because the book is sparcely annotated. This book is nothing special and it wont stand the test of time, I even liked John Nunn's attacking section in understand chess move by move better, Nunn even summarizes all the main points at the end, and says why these themes are important. This book is very ordinary, and complete lacks any sort of attacking themes, its like annotated game collection, imo, nd not a very good one at that.
    I didn't like Nunn's book either. I had a brief look at some of the pages. Nunn's book is advanced though compared to logical chess, chess-the art of logical thinking.
  15. 22 Jan '07 19:04 / 1 edit