Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess - Waitzkin

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The subject of the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, Josh Waitzkin has long been the top-ranked player for his age in the United States and a role model for chess-playing kids everywhere. Now for the first time, Waitzkin reveals the aggressive tactics and psychological techniques that have propelled him to the forefront of the chess world. His unique introduction to the game combines solid instruction with stories about his personal experiences that capture all the excitement and tension of playing chess at the championship level.

Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess presents nineteen different offensive strategies, progressing from the most elementary, including forks, pins, skewers, and double threats, to the more advanced and sophisticated moves used by the world's best players. You can feel the heat of battle throughout this action-packed manual--it's guaranteed to entertain and inspire all students of chess who want to learn how to emerge victorious from the black white jungle.

Author Josh Waitzkin started playing chess at the age of six in New York's Washington Square Park, where he was discovered by Bruce Pandolfini, who became his teacher. He became a national master at thirteen and an international master at sixteen. He has won eight national scholastic championships and became the US. Junior Champion in 1994. Josh lives in New York City.


  • 240 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Fireside
  • Published: August, 1995
  • 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches

Customer Reviews

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Tyrannicus Stormbourne
Well written!!!

Josh Waitzkin gives very simple yet eloquent insight using relative examples to incorporate easy to learn concepts of tactical themes. An absolute must buy!!!

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