Chess Secrets: The Great Attackers

Chess Secrets: The Great Attackers

Paperback Everyman Chess

By (author) Colin Crouch

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  • Publisher: EVERYMAN CHESS
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 18mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1857445791
  • ISBN 13: 9781857445794
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 315,132

Product description

The chess world has witnessed a great number of wonderfully gifted attacking players, geniuses who have dazzled enthusiasts with their brilliant masterpieces. Everyone has their own favourites, and in "Chess Secrets: Great Attackers", Colin Crouch chooses three of his own: Garry Kasparov, Mikhail Tal and Leonid Stein. Chess legends Kasparov and Tal need no introduction, while Stein was a highly creative and intuitive player with the ability to destroy the world's best players with his vicious attacks. Crouch examines phases of these players' careers, compares their differing approaches and styles, and highlights key attacking themes including the idea of controlled risk - in some sacrificial attacks even the greatest players can't always see everything to the end. A study of this book will help you to enhance your skills in one of the most crucial elements of the game.

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Author information

Dr Colin Crouch is an International Master, an extremely experienced tournament player and a highly regarded chess writer. His previous books for Everyman Chess include Queens Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4!, which has been highly acclaimed for its thoroughness and originality, with one reviewer describing it as 'the opening book of the year'. He has been a regular columnist for British Chess Magazine and CHESS.

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"Great Attackers is a book that deserves to be in every chess player's library." John Donaldson "It is always a treat to read a book by Colin Crouch...A very enjoyable and instructive work." Lubomir Kavalek, Washington Post

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The chess world has witnessed a great number of wonderfully gifted attacking players, geniuses who have dazzled the chess public with their brilliant masterpieces. Everyone has their own favourites, and in Chess Secrets: Great Attackers, Colin Crouch chooses three of his own: Garry Kasparov, Mikhail Tal and Leonid Stein. World Champions Kasparov and Tal need no introduction, while Stein was a highly creative and intuitive player with the ability to destroy the world s best players with his vicious attacks.Crouch examines their differing approaches and styles, and highlights some crucial themes, including the idea of controlled risk in some sacrificial attacks even the greatest players can t always see everything to the end. A study of this book will help you to enhance your skills in one of the most crucial elements of the game. *An entertaining and instructive guide to attacking chess*Learn from the greats of the game*Discover how famous chess minds work Chess Secrets is a new series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess study: strategy, attacking play, opening play and gambits, classical play, endgames and preparation. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players from chess history who have excelled in a particular field of the game and who have genuinely influenced their descendants. Dr Colin Crouch is an International Master, an extremely experienced tournament player and a highly regarded chess writer. His previous books for Everyman Chess include Queens Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4!, which has been highly acclaimed for its thoroughness and originality, with one reviewer describing it as the opening book of the year . He has been a regular columnist for British Chess Magazine and CHESS."