International Master Lawrence Trent’s Ultimate Attacking Guide – Volume 1 is a complete and comprehensive guide to the essential principles of attacking chess. In this first volume, IM Trent will teach you how to liven up your repertoire with essential skills and aggressive strategies to become a more dynamic and exciting player on the board. This course will hone your skills in developing pieces and plans in the opening, middlegame and ending of the game, for a succulent and successful attack, from the beginnings of a plot to checkmate!
In ten comprehensive chapters, you will cover necessary moves and patterns, creative tactics and sacrifices, how to accurately calculate and execute your plan, knowing when and how to strike, and punishing your opponent for their weakness or greediness! All these considerations and more are carefully covered in this 10-hour, all-rounder interactive course with concrete example games by top Grandmasters, and puzzles to test your understanding at the conclusion of every chapter.
There are also practical examples of modern games between well-known Grandmaster professional players, masters who began their journey in the chess club to beyond. Suitable for the beginner to club player, intermediate to advanced, this extensive course offers a complete introduction and refresh of essential skills that all players must establish and develop in order to flourish and win their games.
About the author:
Lawrence Trent (born 28 April 1986) is an English International Chess Master, trainer and commentator. He has represented England in numerous international youth championships (including a 7th place in the U18 WCh in 2003). IM Trent has also demonstrated his ability as a commentator for major FIDE tournaments, and he has also host-commentated for independent super-tournaments, including the London Chess Classic.
How is this course going to help me?
You will learn:
- Exactly how to attack!
- The most important principles of attacking chess
- Essential mating patterns
- How to strike when the iron is hot
- To reassess the value of attacking pieces
- How to punish your opponent’s greediness
- The importance of your piece’s teamwork
- Important classical sacrifices for maximum advantage
- Ways to lure your opponent’s King into the wilderness
- Methods to attack the castled King
and much more.
International Master Lawrence Trent is best known as a chess commentator and author of some ten previous chess DVDs. Lawrence has commentated at top tournaments across the world including the World Chess Championship, World Championship Candidates match, Olympiad, Tata Steel and Grenke Chess tournament.