Formation AttacksProduct Code: B0046OB
Publisher: Lulu Press
Author: Joel Johnson
Year of Publication: 2010
Notation Type: Figurine Algebraic (FAN)
As a Chess Master who has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a recent visit to my local bookstore. I was in search of a book that covered an array of attacks against many Pawn formations in an organized fashion. Needless to say, my search came up empty. The books on attacking fell short in many ways. Many of the books were simply a small collection of attack games with no instruction about the art of attacking or about the skills required to become a great attacker. None of them provided the reader with any reference information about attacking or the weaknesses of various Pawn formations. None of them contained games with attacking themes like the Traxler Variation of the Two Knight’s Defense, and the Jack Young Fishing Pole. None of them contained any wild attacking ideas that can stream from opening gambits such as the Blackmar–Diemer Gambit, King’s Gambit, Scotch Gambit, Nakhmanson Gambit, etc.
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