Attacking 101: Volume #001 Book (October 2012)

Attacking 101: Volume #001 Book (October 2012)

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Attacking 101: Volume #001

The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #nnn) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players. The players are all rated in the range of 1000 to 1800 - the types of players you would frequently encounter at your local chess club, local tournaments, online, and at home. They make the same errors you regularly witness in your games but here you get to see a Chess Master dissect and exploit the moves, show why they are wrong, and how to punish the opponent‘s poor play.

For chess.com readers, I have included a chapter from the book.

Danish Gambit

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Opening Lines
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The Danish Gambit starts with the following move sequence:

Danish Gambit (C21)
1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4

From there, Black can choose to accept the second pawn with the move

4. ... cxb2 and White will develop his queenside Bishop too with the move 5. Bxb2.

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Techniques Learned
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The Danish Gambit, like most opening gambits, is designed to provide speedy development at the cost of a pawn or two. Whether the gambit works or not will be determined by your ability to convert the development advantage into another form of advantage like positional pressure, material gain, checkmate, etc. If Black is able to thwart your advances then he will very likely win the endgame with his surplus of queenside pawns.  

The Danish Gambit is the perfect weapon against pawn grabbers and material mongers.

--------- Game #013 ----------


--------- Game #014 ----------

I play another game with the same player and this time around he declines accepting the second free pawn. I wonder why? 

CONTENTS

Preface                                                         7
    Opening Selection                                      7
    Dropping Pieces                                         8
    Volume #001                                               8
    Computer Software                                     8
    Kudos                                                         8

Center Game                                                  9
    Techniques Learned                                    9
    Game #001 – MassCarnage – king92 (1339)     10
    Game #002 – Joel Johnson – Daniel Pecherski (1134) 12
    Game #003 – Joel Johnson – Gianni Giaconi (1280) 15
    Game #004 – Joel Johnson – Phil Kusner (1380) 16
    Game #005 – MassCarnage – cajob321 (1330)   17
    Game #006 – FearNoEvil – Clever (1444)         19
    Game #007 – MassCarnage – mukundan (1647)   20
    Game #008 – MassCarnage – onti (1358)           21
    Game #009 – MassCarnage – Drums (1459)        23
    Game #010 – Joel Johnson – Phil Kusner (1480) 24
    Game #011 – MassCarnage – esadpo (1542)       25
    Game #012 – FearNoEvil – theKing (1583)        27

Danish Gambit                                                  28
    Techniques Learned                                       28
    Game #013 – MassCarnage – adna (1479)           28
    Game #014 – MassCarnage – adna (1473)           30

Alekhine’s Defense                                             31
    Techniques Learned                                        31
    Game #015 – MassCarnage – thisurthat (1654)     32
    Game #016 – FearNoEvil – Boletus (1792)          34
    Game #017 – Joel Johnson – Tyler Sypherd (1580)     35
    Game #018 – Joel Johnson – Nikola Ogrizovic (1706)  36


Nge2 Caro Kahn                                                39
    Techniques Learned                                       39
    Game #019 – MassCarnage – ucanthide (1279)     39
    Game #020 – MassCarnage – Akaba (1648)          41
    Game #021 – MassCarnage – Clockwork64 (1477) 43

Sicilian Grand Prix                                              44
    Techniques Learned                                        44
    Game #022 – MassCarnage – Mondrogan (1445)     44
    Game #023 – Joel Johnson – Mark Webb (1246)   46
    Game #024 – MysteryMan – blackending (1674)    48
    Game #025 – MassCarnage – mwu2007 (1327)      50
    Game #026 – MysteryMan – happychess (1629)     51
    Game #027 – MassCarnage – sergiofabian (1445)   52
    Game #028 – MassCarnage – mentor123 (1642)     53
    Game #029 – MassCarnage – qs16 (1663)              54
    Game #030 – MassCarnage – jasep (1644)             55
    Game #031 – Joel Johnson – Tim Suzman (1780)   56
    Game #032 – MassCarnage – killaduck44 (1361)     58

Smith-Morra Gambit                                             59
    Techniques Learned                                          59
    Game #033 – MassCarnage – jimh (1456)               60
    Game #034 – MassCarnage – nando3 (1633)            61
    Game #035 – MassCarnage – DADASH (1651)           62
    Game #036 – MassCarnage – jusmove (1559)          64
    Game #037 – MassCarnage – jusmove (1540)            65
    Game #038 – Joel Johnson – Richard Smouse (1521) 68

Pirc/Modern Defense                                              70
    Techniques Learned                                            70
    Game #039 – MassCarnage – Izeelden (1568)           70
    Game #040 – MassCarnage – gladiator46 (1672)        71
    Game #041 – MassCarnage – Green-Pigeon (1623)     74
    Game #042 – MassCarnage – JorgeIV (1727)              76
    Game #043 – MassCarnage – RRCHESSMAN2009 (1412) 78

Yugoslav Attack                                                        79
    Techniques Learned                                              79
    Game #044 – FearNoEvil - baron25 (1545)                79

Center Counter                                                          82
    Techniques Learned                                                82
    Game #045 – MassCarnage - Floppyboard (1573)          82
    Game #046 – MassCarnage - torre1217 (1685)              85

Qd3 French                                                                  87
    Techniques Learned                                                  87
    Game #047 – FearNoEvil – SnowTiger (1793)                87
    Game #048 – Joel Johnson – Kevin Huynh (1434)           89
    Game #049 – Joel Johnson – Anu Menon (1093)              91
    Game #050 – MysteryMan – Lzmann (1763)                    92
    Game #051 – MassCarnage – BillietheKid (1375)             95
    Game #052 – MassCarnage – Superman (1792)                97

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit                                                98
    Techniques Learned                                                   98
    Game #053 – MassCarnage – Nielsferatu (1511)               98
    Game #054 – MysteryMan – Kendo (1641)                       99

Stonewall Attack                                                           101
    Techniques Learned                                                   101
    Game #055 – MassCarnage -- Launchywiggin (1501)        102
    Game #056 – MassCarnage -- nigelst (1551)                    103
    Game #057 – MassCarnage -- orien (1680)                      104
    Game #058 – MassCarnage -- Reyad86 (1505)                 105

Unusual Openings                                                           106
    Techniques Learned                                                   106
    Game #059 – FearNoEvil_US -- OrangSemelai (1516)      106
    Game #060 – MassCarnage -- jnader (1171)                   108

Book News                110
    Available Books     110
    Future Books         110

What people are saying about Attacking 101: Volume #001:


Thomas M. Peterson, Madison, WI
I love to fight on the chessboard. My philosophy is get the pieces out to the right places and coordinate an attack. However, this book has shown me there is a second equally important factor to winning: controlling your opponent. This book is teaching me the methods that go on behind the scenes that lead to inevitable wins. Through Joel's books I am getting an excellent winning education.

I like to keep my best chess sources secret, but I have to give credit where credit is due. This book is aimed at the improving player. Thanks again Joel for helping us break into the expert ranks.

Mark Marshall
Exceptional chess book for the intermediate player. I hope Joel produces more just like this. Play like Morphy, Tal and Alekhine, get this book. 5 Stars.

Andrew Bland, Bradford, United Kingdom
Brilliant, the almost move by move annotation is very helpful. It's a little sad but I'm quite excited about working my way through it – and already looking forward to volume 2. I've been completely re-visiting my repertoire after reading your comments about playing aggressive openings.  For me Joel, your work is filling a huge gap in my Chess library.

Dr. Nicholas Sterling, Chess Horizons, Massachusetts Chess Association
What is provided in Attacking 101 is illuminating, and does a superior job of linking opening to final position, or alpha to omega. This reviewer eagerly awaits Volume #002 and recommends this book to those who are ready to learn how to sneak up on their opponents with well-conceived and well-executed attacks.

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