The Trompowsky Attack (1.d4,Nf6; 2.Bg5), thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Michael Adams and Julian Hodgson, has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon and today it is seen as an important main-line opening in its own right. The Trompowsky allows White to sidestep all of Black's major defensive systems such as the Nimzo-Indian and King's Indian and lead play into positions of his own choosing from move two onwards.
In this book, Richard Palliser studies the Trompowsky by going back to basics, introducing the key moves and ideas and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them. In seven chapters he shows how to combat Black's replies 2..d5; 2..e6; 2..g6; 2..c5; and 2..Ne4; with a combination of analysis, verbal explanation and complete, annotated games.
The Starting Out series has firmly established itself as a leading guide for club and tournament players wishing to take up a new opening. These books are distinguished by their easy-to-read layout, the lucid explanations of the fundamentals, and the abundance of notes, tips and warnings to help the reader absorb vital ideas.
Richard Palliser is an International Chess Master and a chess author highly respected for his thoroughness and objectivity.
Published 2009, softback, 269 pages.View sample pages (pdf)