Attack with GM Julian Hodgson Book 2 by Julian Hodgson

By Julian Hodgson

2d ebook in a sequence. the writer is among the world's most famed attacking gamers. This ebook can provide an perception into forty extra tremendous video games that experience captured his mind's eye - together with 8 of his personal. there are lots of valuable tricks, a laugh anecdotoes and lots more and plenty, even more along with. Chapters comprise: Mating Sacrifices - Stranded Kings- Non Starters - Kings on Opposing Wings - Swining Rooks - contrary colored Bishops - Pawn energy - Knight travel - The Decoy. plenty of diagrams.

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Wb 1 t 32. Wg2, as mentioned by Mihail Marin. %Ya4 Kramnik exchanges on b8 and picks up the pawn on d5. 1-0 I used this example at a training camp in Kristiansund in March 20 1 2, but I thought that I needed one more example. Find Black's pawn lever in the following position and look for a way to carry it out. 22 .. a5! is good for White. if8 Now . . Eie8-e6-h6 may have been Carlsen's idea, which is quite desperate. 7 6 5 4 8 3 7 2 6 1 5 a 4 2 1 b c d e f g c d e f g h Black's pawn lever is clearly .

G4 The f4-square also looks weak, but with white pawns on d5 and h5, Black has no route for a knight to that square. Instead, Black's Pump Up Your Rating 44 only chance to create counterplay is to take space on the queenside. However, . . b5-b4 is not dangerous, since White has defended the e4-pawn with f2-f3. ib7 This seems to lose a tempo, but what else can Black do? Axe8! a4! lLJ b l a5 Neither player has any possible pawn levers, but it doesn't bother Petrosian since he has clear weaknesses to play against - the light squares on f5, b5, c4 and not least c6.

Ibxc4. Unfortunately, I can't find a way to be in time to defend the pawn on a5 and stop d5-d6 at the same time. After the pawn sacrifice, the game is no longer interesting. The rest of the moves follow without annotations. d7 1-0 Nowadays every player does whatever he can to create counterplay instead of falling into positional binds. That's why old games are much more instructive when showing clear positional themes. However, the following game is also very illustrative. Kramnik manages to stop Carlsen's pawn levers with prophylactic moves.

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