In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack (1.d4,Nf6; 2.Bg5).
Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level. It particularly appeals to bold, ambitious players and leads to positions which are rich in possibilities for both sides.
Using 59 illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, Lakdawala provides a repertoire for White, covers the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Trompowsky Attack.
He examines Black's main defences 2..Ne4; 2..e6; and 2..d5; as well as quasi-Benoni lines, the Trompowsky against the King's Indian, the Vaganian Gambit and the Pseudo Trompowsky (1.d4,d5; 2.Bg5). Questions and exercises for the reader throughout assist in understanding 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.
Published 2014, softback, 448 pages.View sample pages (pdf)