Download PDF by Ladimir Vukovic: Art of Attack in Chess

By Ladimir Vukovic

ISBN-10: 1857444000

ISBN-13: 9781857444001

One of the best chess books ever written, now within the revised algebraic version. the writer expounds either the elemental ideas and the main complicated varieties of assault at the king.

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L"!. xd7 �h4 2 9 . l"!. xg7+ 'it' x g7 30 . �xe2 �h2+ -+ ) 27 . . �e3 h5! oo . 21 ... 4)h5! 2 1 . xf2 �xa8 oo was a fair alternative, but the text is stronger. gxh3 �xh3 2 5 . l"!. 'it'xf2 Black has no more than perpetual check. But this is not true, as after 26 . . g7 + he is on top. 22 ... f{xf2 4)g3+1 The second "dance! hxg3? leads to mate: 24 . . �c4 <£\f4. 24... �xa8 Black does not really care about the a8-knight; he only wants to use the g 1 a7 diagonal ! Ac4 2 5 . h x g3 fxg3 2 6 . l"!.

Xe2 �cl + -+ . 'il¥xa5? il¥xe2! � xe2 �xe2. 21 ... �xa4 White has an elegant way of get­ ting his rook o ff the e2-square with tempo: player would easily understand that the game will end by a double attack threat­ ening mate and the rook. 22. 'il¥xc8!. Nothing is offered by 33 . . h4! 22 ... �xb7! �h1 �c4! �h1 �e4! (32) Rovner - Kamishov Moscow 1 946 (D) It's important to drive the queen away from its best square, e l . Black gets nothing from 36 . . 'il¥d2? �xe5 or 36 . . h4 or, finally, 36 ...

0-0? Ah6± or 14 . . ilh6 ± White should be more than happy. 15 . ,ilxf8 Wxf8 There is no salvation with 20 . . §f4 +- . 21 . §gd4 Ac6 (D) The alternative 1 5 . . t¥c7 is of no help, especially after 16 . § a4! ± . 16. §a4! ild6 as in Galkin-Yemelin, St Petersburg 1 994, when Black's attack is strong. 12 ... E{f4! f5 Black was lost anyway: 22 ... �e3 +- . exf6 e5 24. �d3! 1-0 Black resigned as he will not survive long: 24 . . f7+. (18) Chiburdanidze - Grivas Athens 1 984 Ruy Lopez [C84] Black is about to conclude his plan, so White must act.

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