The Panov-Botvinnik Attack (1.e4,c6; 2.d4,d5; 3.exd5,cxd5; 4.c4) is an aggressive and ambitious way of meeting the popular Caro-Kann Defence. White develops rapidly and attacks the centre, putting immediate pressure on Black's position. In this book, International Master and chess coach Lorin D'Costa takes an in-depth look at the Panov-Botvinnik Attack and also the closely related 2.c4 variation. Using illustrative games, D'Costa highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, presents repertoire options for White and provides answers to all the key questions.
Chapter 1 introduces the key strategies for both sides with the help of 14 annotated games with questions for the reader throughout. Chapters 2-4 examine Black's most popular defensive systems. Chapter 5 looks at 2.c4, as an alternative for White and how it differs from the standard 2.d4 lines. Chapter 6 considers systems where Black plays ..g6; and chapter 7 looks at alternatives on move 5 for Black.
In all the book has 53 complete games with commentary and questions and answers at key points to test the reader's understanding of the opening.
The Move-by-Move series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move-by-Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
Lorin D'Costa is an International Master from the UK and a coach to some of the UK's top junior players.
Published 2013, softback, 253 pages.View sample pages (pdf)