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Please try again.Please try again.Please try again. Please try your request again later. The rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) are explained in an accessible and entertaining style. This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis.Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Register a free business account This is eye-catching material at its best.” Sean Marsh, Chess magazineHe has received the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards and the FIDE Senior Trainer title. His training material is used by amateurs and grandmasters alike. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Please try again later. The-Gov 5.0 out of 5 stars He has this unique way of explaining which looks simple but what is amazing is the way he breaks down complicated ideas into easy to understand concepts. Love it.This book is for more advanced players but it is readable and can be followed without a board which is also good practice.Requires a lot of work from the reader, to really benefit.I am glad Aagaard wrote this book aimed to players in my range (yes, Dvoretsky is good but over my head for now). In Summary, get this book, WORK on it and you will not be dissapointed. I am waiting for MANUAL 2!

By attack, Aagaard refers to attacks against the King. Since Aagaard (and John Shaw) is the publisher and editor, it looks like Aagaard has not skimped in any explanatory prose. In my experience, this is about as good as chess instruction gets. I will admit I have not read the entire book (that will take awhile). At the time I am submitting this there is only one other review and in that review the book is given only 2 stars. The author of the review complains about the tight spine which causes the pages to disappear into the centerfold. That was true with my book also, however the construction of the book is excellent and the spine is very strong. I found it an easy matter to merely bend the pages open. You don't have to bend each page. Several strategic bends will convert the book to normal. As Aagaard often points out, don't give up too easily. I wanted to submit this review quickly because I didn't want anyone to avoid buying this excellent book because of the page issue.In those books he has often stressed that to improve in chess one must be willing to do plenty of work and put in some real effort. I believe that he is right. As I have worked my way through his previous efforts, I have been rewarded. But now that I have it in hand, I am disappointed. While the content of the book is excellent, vintage Aagaard, the production value of the book is so seriously flawed that it makes his work virtually inaccessible. The binding is good; the heaviness of the paper used is good; the clarity and size of the many diagrams is good; the sharpness of the print is good. The problem, and it is a surprisingly big problem, is the lack of margins. They virtually don't exist. The pages are laid out in a double column format. While the very small margins don't present a problem reading the lines of the lateral columns of the book, they do make the pages unattractive.

Far more importantly, the lack of margins medially makes it very difficult to read the book as lines of print literally bend into the central crease of the opened book. While I had expected to be challenged by the book's content, I had not expected to have to fight the book itself. I feel bad ranking this book with only 2-stars. The Aagaard content deserves better. But a chess book is to be enjoyed. The layout of this book, with its lack of central margins, is simply so bad that it makes this work not only disagreeable, but essentially unapproachable. The content isn't worth the fight. I will never fully read it though. Poor production value trumped good content. It is not worth the fight. It is not worth the money. Aagaard needs to find himself a competent publisher. ADDENDUM: I wrote the above review in 2008. However, I recently (May 2011) read an excellent review of this book by Derek Grimmell at the Chess Cafe website. The first edition was marred by several printing and editing errors, and was bound so that the text near the spine of the book was a bit hard to read. Aagaard convinced his editor John Shaw to let him release this corrected and improved edition, and he added three sample games in the process. Much of the rest is unchanged, except that typographical errors are corrected and the production values are even higher. The result is a very well-edited book that just feels good in your hands. And even though my copy is new, I can lay it flat in front of me while playing over the games, then close it with no creasing to the spine or tendency to fall open to the same spot again. Perhaps I should not have been. After all, there was a reason why I had enjoyed and learned much from Jacob Aagaard's previous books. Mr. Aagaard's integrity and his willingness to improve the flaws in the original edition of this book are all too rare. I believe that Mr. Aagaard's devotion to honesty and quality form the basis for my admiration of his previous works.

Consequently, I ordered this revised and expanded edition. I ordered Volume 2 as well. They are remarkable works. I have also raised my appraisal from 2-stars to a well deserved 5-star rating.I assume these are designed to stimulate the reader into further thought, but they frustrate this reader more than encourage.Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again It deals with the different steps of. Glancing through the book, I felt it is a very good one. It deals with the different steps of building attacks as well as different strategies of attacks.There are sufficient examples and exercises for practice at the end. The language is very informal, making it interesting to read.Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again Serieux du bel ouvrage mais qui necessite du travail.Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again Plenty more attacking books out there, don't waste your money.Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Sep 16 - Oct 14Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Used: Like NewPlease try again.Please try again.Please try again. Please try your request again later. The rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) are explained in an accessible and entertaining style. This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. Volume 2 covers what to do once the attack is up and running, and deals with weak kings, intuitive sacrifices, opposite castling, king hunts, and enduring initiative.Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Register a free business account He has received the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards and the FIDE Senior Trainer title. His training material is used by amateurs and grandmasters alike.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Please try again later. Donato Rivera Jr. 4.0 out of 5 stars In the style of Dvoretsky in terms of the depth of the analysis and commentaries. Requires a lot of serious work from the reader.It really opens your eyes to just how much you don't know. It is a 6 month work in progress which can only pay benefits.The first manual had a huge impact on my chess (my chess.com blitz peak shot up from 2335 to 2458 when studying the first manual and I started beating IMs and GMs much more frequently) and I think the second volume was at least as good quality as the first volume (and much thicker - there is more content). Obviously I can't fully attribute my results to this book, but I've already had another breakthrough (new chess.com blitz peak of 2517). Enough about my quick results from studying the attacking manuals, on to the content. In manual 1, Aagaard explains his general theory of chess dynamics with a heavy focus on principles with qualifiers and high level examples. Manual 2 builds on this with specific attacking methods. Patterns are often analytically deconstructed. Specific attacking structures are also analytically deconstructed. Thought you knew that pattern. Perhaps you knew the archetype, but unless you are a strong IM or GM, you probably didn't have all of the sub-patterns.And this is just the warm up (chapter 1) in comparison to the rest of the book.

It gets harder from there, but manual 1 can properly prepare readers to understand and apply the principles and patterns that Aagaard gives. The goal of Attacking Manual 2 was to build on manual 1 and teach the most important aspects of attacking chess in tremendous detail. I think Aagaard succeeded, and it's clear to me that he spent a lot of time working on these manuals from the quality (I believe his claim that it took him 8 years to write these volumes). The attacking manuals are very challenging. It will take work to get the most out of Aagaard's books, but it's worth it, as major improvement (even at strong master level) is possible when working with Aagaard. To emphasize the difficulty, readers are often asked to improve on super-GM games in the puzzles, and if you absorb Aagaard's instruction, it becomes possible to do so frequently. As evidence, in the selection of 50 puzzles at the end of the book, I managed to improve on several GMs at critical moments (Believsky, Morozevich, Averukh, and some weaker GMs). Highly recommended to advanced players who are willing to work hard.I like his books and if he'd quit having issues with another writer I like quite a bit, I'd like his book even more. Mr. Aagaard does something I've always admired about good writers.He Writes.and doesn't just pronounce a heaping pile of analysis a book. He is thought-provoking, instructive, and generally keeps me interested in the subject matter more than most. No I haven't finished it yet,I'm still working on his other books and you know what. Just Buy The Book and be happy!Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again I assume these are designed to stimulate the reader into further thought, but they frustrate this reader more than encourage.Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Five years in the making, this book will surely not disappoint.In lively no-nonsense language, Aagaard explains how the best players in the world attack.

But if you get into the books, it becomes apparent and revelatory how the examples not only explain 'how' the games are won, but also 'why' this was possible. The reader will find very clear explanations for even the most complicated connections. The fluid change between deep analysis and sharp observations will create Aha.This is eye-catching material at its best. This is an excellent two-volume set - and that's not just my opinion; they have recently been the joint recipients of the ECF Book of the Year award.These comprehensive volumes are one of the few that can compare favourably with Dvoretsky's manuals. This is a volume which is intended for the serious student. An excellent innovation is the provision of study positions before the main body of the text discusses them so the reader obtains maximum benefit from his efforts. But the book can also be enjoyed as a wonderful collection of attacking games and positions.Unfortunately few of these are devoted to attacking the king which seems sort of strange. The most ambitious approach to the subject is the two volume series by GM Jacob Aagaard, Attacking Manual 1 and Attacking Manual 2. Normal practice is to wait for the print run to sell out and then let some time pass, but here GM Aagaard, one of the co-owners of the publishing house Quality Chess, was dissatisfied with the physical qualities of the books (the layout and binding) and some typos in the first volume. Many readers might not have noticed these defects but to Aaagard, a well-regarded author who views the Attacking Manuals 1 and 2 as his best work, it was unacceptable. The first volume, Attacking Manual 1, now has a more user-friendly typesetting with generous margins on the top and bottom, exceptionally nice binding that allows the book to stay open by itself when studying and no more typos. Attacking Manual 1 is also sixty pages longer than the first edition. All in all the book is interesting.

This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. Attacking Manual 1 is also sixty pages longer than the first edition. All in all the book is interesting.No PayPal account needed. For all other countries, click here.Click here.This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. Five years in the making, this book will surely not disappoint. This is the first thorough examination of the nature of dynamics in chess, and the principles explained in this book are relevant in every chess game played. In lively no-nonsense language, Aagaard explains how the best players in the world attack. The only thing is that the Attacking Manual has exercises--not sure but I don't think Vukovic's book does. However, I came across the 2nd volume of the book in a bookstore and I must say that it is a very beautiful book. I appreciate the effort that goes into the layout, the paper, and the print quality. It makes reading pleasant. It is EXCELLENT. Very clear annotations, at almost every move there is text, lots of diagrams, etc. And I don't have to point out that Aagard is one of the most respected chess authors; he is truly a no-nonsense writer. I strongly recommend it. They are key positions from the games that follow. Trying to write down a couple of impressions and perhaps a plan before reading the game will increase the learning effect. English Chess Federation - BOOK of the YEAR 2010The judges this year were faced with a particularly difficult choice as all the four books listed had considerable, but differing merits. The volumes are written in a lively manner, which keeps the reader entertained as well as interested.The genesis of the book is found in the introduction to volume 1. Aagaard felt that the role of intuition had been undervalued in chess writing.

Good players not only calculate but also have a feeling for what might be possible in a given position, which can be described as intuition. Aagaard also felt that there was a shortage of good books on attacking play ?by which he means attacking the King. There are many excellent titles on combinations, but Aagaard is looking for the conditions when an attack may be possible (King in the middle is an obvious example) and how that attack may be prepared and prosecuted. In other words Aagaard is trying to develop the reader's attacking intuition.Volume 2 is, in the words of the author ?what to do when the attack is up and running?.Whilst doing this, Aagaard introduces new concepts and ideas into the text. To help in this process he gives preview diagrams of the positions to be discussed, which the reader is invited to consider before reading on, a valuable learning tool.The author has obtained the games and positions for both volumes from a wide range of contemporary sources, many of which were new to the judges. It is also clear that throughout Aagaard has provided fresh commentary and analysis. The reader can simply enjoy the many fascinating positions or study in depth, but either way there are many hours of pleasure to be found in these two books. Aagaard has written a significant and original treatise on the fine art of attacking play and is a worthy winner of the Book of the Year 2010.R B Edwards, J Farrand, D Friedgood - 27th September 2010 This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. Aagaard has written a significant and original treatise on the fine art of attacking play and is a worthy winner of the Book of the Year 2010.R B Edwards, J Farrand, D Friedgood - 27th September 2010 We pride ourselves on stocking a full range of products for chess-players, including boards, sets, books, videos, DVDs, software and computers.

With fulfillment centers in Florida and London, England, we serve chess-players from all over the world. All our staff play chess - some to international standard - and we are always happy to advise you on the products that will best suit your needs. Groups Discussions Quotes Ask the Author The rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) are explained in an accessible and ente. The rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) are explained in an accessible and entertaining style. This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis.To see what your friends thought of this book,Book 1 is on Dynamics ( the global principles of short term characteristics ) while book 2 is about tactics. This is a working book and includes diagrams to study Stoyko style. An amazing book ! It is a book to be worked with not just read. I have skimmed this and played Book 1 is on Dynamics ( the global principles of short term characteristics ) while book 2 is about tactics. I have skimmed this and played through some games earlier. Aagaard talks of his goal as being to teach everything about attacking chess; a goal which he saw as destined to failure He talked about how in chess writing, the books need to be instructive and worked with but also need to be clear and enjoyable. His Stoyko exercises are interesting and hard to be worked with for up to ten minutes. (target audience 1700 to 2400 elo rating although I am far below this range and am still enjoying this ).There is a sizable work through section in the book. The discussion of his principles are through instructive entertaining games and he is an enjoyable and funny annotator.(see sample in PDF) I feel that in reading this, I am getting a sense of him as a person, his chess and life view and the challenges of being a GM, lecturer, book publisher and chess coach of the Danish team.

It reminds me of ex Red Sox Manager Tony Francona who was constantly talking about having respect for the game and playing the game the right way. A welcome change from many of today's chess books that read like a data dump from Fritz. Volume 1: His Concepts by Chapters 1) Bring All Your Toys to the Nursery- include all your pieces in your attack 2) Don't Lose your Breath- Momentum 3) Add Some Color to your Play -Color Schemes 4) Size Matters- Numbers over Size (material worth) 5) Hit 'em where it hurts - attack the weakness point in your opponents position 6) Chewing on Granite - attack the strongest point in your opponents position 7) Evolution and Revolution - ( build-fight-build-fight) Each chapter has a theme and some light discussion with 4-5 games where you see the principle in play or sometimes should of been in play. The introduction and part of the first chapter can be read here. Includes a fun Orangutan Game. Here is a game collection of many of the games that occur in the book.Sometimes the analysis gets hairy and I wish Aagaard would focus more on explanations, but other than that this book is so helpful to understanding positional chess whether you're an attacker or not. Aagaard is top-notch. One of the best chess books I've ever read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Quantity: pcs. Add to cart Currently not available Tell me about availability add to wish list Ask for product Tell a friend PDF Specification Product description Product reviews (0) Attacking Manual 2 - Technique and Praxis by GM Jacob Aagaard The old masters dealt only with the static features of positional rules. But, these are insufficient to explain the basics of chess. The problem is that chess, like other sciences, has undergone a dynamic revolution, but chess literature does not yet reflect this. In this major work Aagaard explains the rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage), balanced between understandable examples, and deep analysis.

Five years in the making, this book deals with weak kings, sacrifices, various minor attacking themes, intuitive sacrifices, opposite castling, modern king hunts, and enduring initiative. English Chess Federation's Book of the Year, 2010. But if you get into the books, it becomes apparent and revelatory how the examples not only explain 'how' the games are won, but also 'why' this was possible. The fluid change between deep analysis and sharp observations will create Aha. This is eye-catching material at its best. This is an excellent two-volume set - and that's not just my opinion; they have recently been the joint recipients of the ECF Book of the Year award.This is a case where computer software has been put to good use to bring out the beauty in a game, but he is not a slave to the machine, going his own way when necessary. These comprehensive volumes are one of the few that can compare favourably with Dvoretsky's manuals. But the book can also be enjoyed as a wonderful collection of attacking games and positions. The book can be used as excellent, although complex, entertainment. Aagaard is good at finding new material, so there is almost no overlap with older books on the same theme. But the greatest value of this book is to those who want a deeper understanding of those situations in chess where an attack becomes unstoppable and dynamics is the over-shadowing factor. I find it hard to come up with any points of criticism. Maybe it would be that many of the exercises are so complex that I cannot solve them. But it is exactly for this reason the book is also great for elite training. Unfortunately few of these are devoted to attacking the king which seems sort of strange. The most ambitious approach to the subject is the two volume series by GM Jacob Aagaard, Attacking Manual 1 and Attacking Manual 2. Aagaard draws on a wide variety of sources for his model games. Most were played in the last decade but lesser known older examples are featured as well.

A large number are likely to be unfamiliar to the reader with even the ones that are, like the cult-classic Serper- Nikolaidis, St. Petersburg 1993, subjected to a fresh look. Be the first to write a review. Only registered customers can write reviews for products. If you have an account with us please log in to it, if you do not create a free account and write a review. These two books are his attempt to teach everything about Attacking Chess. Volume 1 is on Dynamics while Volume 2 is about tactics. Entertaining Annotations. Recommended! His Concepts by ChaptersAn introductory sample is found here also: The Chessgame link to the Volume 2 - collection Pg 21 T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 0-1. Volume 2 covers what to do once the attack is up and running, and deals with weak kings, intuitive sacrifices, opposite castling, king hunts, and enduring initiative To see what your friends thought of this book,This book is not yet featured on Listopia.In talking about strong players playing questionable moves, He wrote: Obviously those strong players had other ideas and somehow they did not work out but we should not overestimate the human ability or underestimate just how difficult chess is. We need all the help we can get to play this game. Chess annotation books are an interesting form of literature and the best annotators are poetic. In talking about strong players playing questionable moves, He wrote: Obviously those strong players had other ideas and somehow they did not work out but we should not overestimate the human ability or underestimate just how difficult chess is. We need all the help we can get to play this game just on a decent level. In these days of computers, he has interesting things to say aboutf picking moves and not blindly accepting computer analysis. Great curation of games My review of the first book found here.There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There is 1 item in your cart.

Add this product to my list of favorites. Volume Two deals with weak kings, sacrifices, various minor attacking themes, intuitive sacrifices, opposite castling, modern king hunts, and enduring initiative. Add to Wishlist Add to Compare Reviews Be the first to write your review. Detailed information is available in our Privacy Policy. Um dem Nutzer einen maximalen Komfort bei der Benutzung der Webseite zu ermoglichen werden durch diese Seite Cookies verwendet. Details dazu sind in unserer Datenschutzerklarung vom Webservice angegeben. Klicke X“, damit diese Information nicht wieder angezeigt wird.Mozesz okreslic warunki przechowywania lub dostepu do plikow cookies w Twojej przegladarce. Accept More info Reject. The old masters dealt only with the static features of positional rules. Where Volume One was about the laws of dynamics, the font of all attacks, and to some limited extent an original work, Volume Two was always meant to be a perfection of existing work on the attack.(.) This volume is intended to cover all of attacking technique, by which I mean what to do once the attack is up and running. Obviously this cannot be done in 464 pages, but a decent attempt can be made, and I think I have managed to do so. In this book I will discuss such concrete items as Destroying the defensive structure (page 253), The pin (page 148), Overloading (page 78), as well as more abstract concepts such as Creative play (page 355) and Intuitive sacrifices (page 391). (.) My experiences and conversations with some of the best players in the World have strengthened my belief that it is very useful to solve exercises regularly if you want to improve your play. Although a well-written book can affect your play positively, it will do so much more if you are involved, rather than just reading it. For this reason I have included a diagram preview in this book. I invite you to use up to 10 minutes on each position before reading the subsequent chapter.

The old masters dealt only with the static features of positional rules. Voor de beste gebruikerservaring, zorg ervoor dat javascript ingeschakeld is voor uw browser. Corona mededeling: Leveringen gaan normaal door. Aflevering kan met een paar dagen vertragen. Corona notice: Deliveries continue normally. Delivery can be delayed by a few days.The problem is that chess, like other sciences, has undergone a dynamic revolution, but chess literature does not yet reflect this. Log in of maak alstublieft een account aan.Inschrijven. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) are explained in an accessible and entertaining style.He has received the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards and the FIDE Senior Trainer title. His training material is used by amateurs and grandmasters alike. show more We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Perhaps you do, but there are more refined techniques, as British Champion Jacob Aagaard explains. Jacob Aagaard explains the rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) in an accessible and entertaining style.