Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Listing of Collections and User Names on CG.com
Bronstein Open Games, Alapin French , Silicide, The Sorcerers Apprentice ,Colin Crouch How to Defend in Chess
The Art of Attack-Vukovich, The Modern Art of Attack, On the Attack-Timman, Knight Sacs on NF5 in Fianchetto Postions,Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors
Koltanowski Max Lange Attack, GMRam, Impact of Genius, The Scandanavian by Ems, Neil Macdonald Chess, the Art of Logical Thinking , a handful of Giouco games
Games worth of Memorization, Comprehensive Chess Training V2, Games worthy of Memorization, icelandic gambit, Mastering Tactical Ideas by Minev, Reti's Masters of the Chessboard, Take my rooks Minev, Euwe's Development of Chess Style
Room to expand
Purdy 24 hour opening system, Torre Attack, Trompowski,http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?user=takqueen
2 Knight Defense, A Wandering tour through the Traxler, The Italian Gambit, favorite games
King Gambit Accepted including a bunch of Gallagher Games
Kings gambit accepted and declined
Gambiteer and bronstein chess tutor
Patzer2 has the following attacking games by themes in this games collection
notyetagm has a similar collection
Pachman Modern Chess Strategy and Nezh Greatest Games
game collections and attacks and sacs
The king in jeopardy
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1013303http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?user=Gypsyendingshttp://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?user=avidfanking indian http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1013811
You've heard them all before I'm sure but I find it helpful to be reminded of things I think I know.
PreSteinitz Chess was the battle of attackers if you were a better attacker you by all rights you should win.
Steinitz is considered to be the father of modern positional play.
He pointed out that
* Defense as well as Attack is important
* That there is a time when one should Attack and a times when one shouldn't.
* There are places on the board where one should Attack and places one shouldn't.
* It is one's Obligation to Attack when the time is right or else the advantage will slip away.
* Which ever part of the board the attacker has the advantage should be where he should attack.
* pawn weakness of the opponent, control of open lines and outpost squares are important
* the fight for positional advantage first not the kingside attack
*The Accumulation of Small Advantages is the basis for positional play.
Lasker promoted two big ideas based on Steinitz ideas.
1) The Principle of Economy - whoever is under attack must make concessions to defend himself but must make the smallest concession possible. Not an ounce more.
2) Strengthening the line of least resistance - the ideal situation is where all lines of resistance are equally strong with no weak link in the chain. Strengthen weak areas first. Be careful of Pawn Moves!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
How to Defend in Chess: Learn from the World Champions
I'm turning the tables and now studying Colin Crouch's book How to Defend in Chess: Learn from the World Champions . This is a study of defense using mostly Lasker and Petrosian games with other players games thrown in as suplementary games . http://www.chessgames.com/ had all but two of the games . I created this game collection . Although I enjoy an attacking style, I appreciate good defense and need to understand how to best defend bad positions.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I'm playing and solving again (The low key version)
I'm solving problems in http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1867326.Sharpen_Your_Tactics
I plan on doing all the one and two star difficulty problems . A page or two a night.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A shift in focus
For the past few years, I have been playing and studying chess everyday. Lately, this has slowed down as I am becoming more interested in learning about gardening, environment, global warming, alternative energy. Chess is seeming very trivial to me now given all we need to pay attention to.
Books I recently read and recommend
Alot of smart people are working on various solutions.
I'll be interested to see what technology will rise to the top. It is clear that change is needed.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
An amazing combination