The Art of Attacking Chess
By (author) Zenon Franco
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Art of Attacking Chess by Zenon Franco
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 learnt 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904600978
(248mm x 172mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Gambit Publications Ltd
Publisher: Gambit Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Zenon Franco
Morphy: Move by Move, Paperback (September 2016)
Grandmaster Zenon Franco examines in detail Morphy's chess style, selects and studies his favourite Morphy games, and demonstrates how we can all improve our chess by learning from Morphy's masterpieces.
Rubinstein: Move by Move, Paperback (February 2016)
International Master and chess coach Lorin D'Costa examines the popular Queen's Indian Defence. He highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, constructs a repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions.
Spassky: Move by Move, Paperback (October 2015)
Grandmaster Zenon Franco examines chess legend Boris Spassky's chess style, selects and studies his favourite Spassky games, and demonstrates how we can all improve our chess by learning from Spassky's play.
Anand: Move by Move, Paperback (September 2014)» View all books by Zenon Franco
Grandmaster Zenon Franco examines in detail Anand's chess career to date. He selects and studies his favourite Anand games, and demonstrates clearly how we can all improve our chess by learning from Anand's play.
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Author Biography - Zenon Franco
Zenon Franco is a grandmaster from Paraguay who now lives in Spain. He is an experienced chess trainer, his most notable former pupil being Paco Vallejo, now one of the world's top grandmasters.
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