Uncovers the Artistic Side of Attacking
by Joel Johnson
Publisher: Lulu.com, 2014
Edition: Paperback medium
The third instalment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 532 fabulous attack games from all openings and all eras.
The aim of Positional Attacks is to uncover the artistic side of attacking, one that is primarily centered on the creation and exploitation of weaknesses. Oh sure, there will be tactics; after all they cannot be avoided in chess - nor would we want to exclude them.
But there is nothing quite like witnessing chess masters dissect their opponents with smooth, elegant, aggressive, positional attacking manoeuvres.
And, once again, the games provided in the book came from an in-depth global search for unique, inspirational, and original attacks from some of the world’s greatest attackers. Many of them toil in remote areas of the planet and have only a local following.
Joel Johnson earned the National Master title in 1978 and later the Life Master title. Joel is a tactical chess player that has won many chess tournaments during his roughly thirty-five years of playing chess at Master Level.
In 2007, he won the U.S. Senior Chess Championship. Joel was an award winning Editor of "Chess Horizons", the official state chess magazine for the state of Massachusetts and is currently the Games Editor for the magazine.
Acclaim for 'Formation Attacks' and 'Formation Attack Strategies'
Life Master Brian Wall, 6 time Colorado State Champion:
"I think I've died and gone to heaven. It's terrific to see Joel succeed with another instant classic."
Randall Hoch (USCF: 1891) - Texas:
"I am finding it as enjoyable as your first one. The games you have chosen are not only instructive, but also very entertaining. Your books have given me appreciation and motivation to play attacking chess from move 1. ... So I have to credit you with showing me the way!"
Michael Stewart (USCF: 2267) - Mississippi:
"I got your new book, outstanding work!!! Better than the first if that's possible. Both books are attacking classics and should be on every chess players shelf."
Ricky Kennedy, Chessville, on 'Formation Attacks':
"Full of heart, wisdom, aggression, – and, at 500 pages, is a seriously heavyweight contender. This title easily goes the distance, and those who read it and study with it are sure to come away with some champion-sized results."
Leonard McLaren, New Zealand Chess, on 'Formation Attacks':
“An entertaining instruction manual on attacking the king (..) many attacking brilliancies by the world's best players of the last 180 years (..) Johnson writes in a straightforward robust style."