The Torre Attack (1.d4,Nf6; 2.Nf3,e6 (or g6); 3.Bg5) is a popular opening, especially at club level. Whites development plan is straightforward and there are clear tactical and strategic goals. In this books Richard Palliser shows how to play the Torre Attack against 2..e6; 2..g6 and unusual second moves for Black. He does not recommend playing it after 1.d4,Nf6; 2.Nf3,d5; because 3.Bg5 is well met by 3..Ne4. Similarly after 1.d4,Nf6; 2.Nf3,c5; 3.Bg5 or 3.c3 can be countered by 3..cxd4; and so is not covered in this book.
However, since the King's Indian and Nimzo-Indian are Black's most popular defences to 1.d4 then most opponents will try 2..g6 or 2..e6 when the Torre Attack comes into it's own. Sometimes White plays quietly; on other occasions he suddenly launches a direct attack against Blacks king, and many quick victories arise because this unexpected aggression catches Black off guard. By examining 25 key Torre Attack games for this book, renowned opening expert Richard Palliser answers all the important questions and reveals everything you need to know about 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.
Richard Palliser is an International Master and a former British Rapidplay Champion. He has established a reputation as a highly respected chess writer, with many outstanding works to his name.
Published 2012, softback, 302 pages.View sample pages (pdf)