Attacking Chess for Club Players
Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponents
by Herman Grooten
Publisher: New In Chess, 2016
Edition: Paperback medium
Pub date: June 2016
Every chess player loves to attack the enemy King. Your goal is clear, your thinking is concrete, your creativity is flowing and direct victory is just around the corner. Few things in life are better than successfully conducting a blistering attack on your opponent’s King!
But how good are you actually at attacking? Have you ever analysed your efforts? Looked at calculation errors, missed opportunities and derailed efforts?
After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players, Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible follow-up primer on attacking chess. He teaches you how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bringing your forces to the frontline and striking at the right moment.
Grooten concentrates on training the most valuable skills for this process: visualizing, structuring, anticipating, calculating, memorizing and other mental aspects.
This is not just another collection of useful thematic moves and motifs but a complete and highly structured course of attacking techniques. And with fantastic new examples, clear explanations and many instructive exercises.
International Master Herman Grooten is a chess trainer with over 30 years of experience. Several of his pupils have gone on to become grandmasters. His prizewinning Chess Strategy for Club Players was a worldwide bestseller.
PRAISE FOR 'CHESS STRATEGY FOR CLUB PLAYERS':
Jeremy Silman, US Chess Online:
"If you want to be a better player, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy. It may well be the crown jewel of your chess book collection!"
Jan van de Mortel, Chess Education Partners, Chicago IL:
“One of my three favorite chess teaching books. Grooten supplies nice examples and great explanation in a very structured way.”
Martin Rieger, Europa Rochade Magazine:
"A fantastic book for chess training."