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An examination of the strategy and tactics of "Hedgehog" type positions with White pawns on e4 and c4 against Black pawns on e6 and d6. The Hedgehog formation can arise from many openings, but most commonly the Sicilian Defence and English Opening where White's d4 pawn is exchanged for Black's c5 pawn. The formation can also come about with colours reversed.
This book looks at Hedgehog classic games, typical ideas and model games, to give the reader a good understanding of the strategy and tactics of the system.
International master Herman Grooten has over 40 years of experience as a professional chess trainer. Countless of his pupils became strong chess players. As an author he has written several books, including Chess Strategy for Club Players and his series "Understanding before Moving "
Published 2021, softback, 200 pages.