Attacking Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith

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Endgame Mastermind With Gm Bryan SmithAttacking Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith

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Popular coach GM Bryan Smith Reveals…

How to Build an Unstoppable Arsenal of Grandmaster Level Attack and Finally Become the Best Attacker in Your Chess Club…

Every chess player wants to become a better attacker. It gives you more possibilities. It hands you the control. It racks up those rating points.

We all love to watch games of the great attackers. Kasparov, Fischer, Tal… they were all great attacking players.

But how do you develop the very important series of skills needed to become a top-performing attacker?

Our experience shows that the fastest and by far the easiest way is the “building block approach”. That is, learning the most EFFECTIVE, PRACTICAL attacking schemes and applying them directly into your games.

We simplified the entire training process for you.

We picked the 25 most effective attacking plans and meticulously explored EACH and EVERY one of them in this brand-new Attacking Mastermind. The outcome is a powerful attacking arsenal that you can use to crush your opponents.

About the Author:

Bryan Smith is an American Grandmaster and chess coach. GM Smith has won many international tournaments including Limpedea Cup (Romania), Citta di Erba (Italy), Easter International (Serbia), Philadelphia International, National Chess Congress, US Masters, etc.

Grandmaster Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup.

Is this course for me?

In this 10-hour course, GM Bryan Smith thoroughly explains the 25 most effective attacking plans, dissecting each of them so you can really learn the basic and more complex parts for mounting an effective attack. You will be unleashing killer attacks yourself in next to no time!

Here is what it will do for you:

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  • Rapidly increase your attacking potential …and make winning against tough defenders look effortless.
  • Gain unlimited attacking options …with a full arsenal of attacking plans and maneuvers to choose from.
  • Read the position and react with ease …and know how your opponents are going to defend before they do.
  • Enhanced chess IQ …you will begin to control the flow and direction of your games.
  • Build confidence …because you’ll be armed with top-notch attacking systems that work even at the highest level.

Load your game with GM-level attacking techniques – let’s get started!

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10 hours

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Content Outline


Introduction to Attacking Chess


    Sacrifices to Attack the Castle Position I

    Keres-Wadek: Unusual Permutation of Greek Gift Sacrifice
    Nikolic-Fischer: How to use a “nail” as a very powerful attacking force?


    Sacrifices to Attack the Castle Position II

    Boleslavsky-Ufimtsev: Confluence attacks
    Velimirovic-Nikolic: Attacking the Sicilian Formation


    Sacrifices to Attack the Castle Position IIIand Knights

    Rublevsky-Blagojevic: Typical “breaking the pin” sacrifice
    Tolush-Kotov: Methods used to build up an attacking position
    Smith-Gedajlovic: Greek Gift Sacrifice – Classic Approach


    King Hunts

    Krasenkow-Nakamura: Unexpected Queen Sacrifice
    Lasker-Lee: Queen’s Side Castle Attack
    Espig-Zinn: Chasing the King across the board


    King in the Center I

    Smith-Banikas: How to gain an initiative with a well-timed Sacrifice
    Smith-Lapshun: Making potential homes of the opponent’s king uninhabitable
    Morefield-Smith: Surprising pawn sacrifice in the opening


    King in the Center II

    Wei Yi-Inarkiev: King in the Center – Positional Concessions
    Smith-Figler: Taking over the initiative
    Kumsiashvili-Smith: Energizing the pieces with a Sacrifice


    Strategic Basis of the Attack

    Samuelson-Smith: Developing the attack
    Katz-Smith: Opening up files and diagonals
    Petrosian-Estrin: Petrosian’s Attack


    The attack in Simplified Positions

    Smith-Ostovic: Queenless Attack
    Timman-Kasparov: Kasparov’s Attacking Techniques
    Alekhine-Bogoljubow: Alekhine’s Art of Attack



    Shaposhnikov-Bastrikov: Sharp Counter Attacking
    Lutikov-Taimanov: Battle of Attack and Defense

  • EXTRAS #1

    Krasenkov’s Famous Study

  • EXTRAS #2

    Applying the Theory