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The Marshall Attack (1.e4,e5; 2.Nf3,Nc6; 3.Bb5,a6; 4.Ba4,Nf6; 5.0-0,Be7; 6.Re1,b5; 7.Bb3,0-0, 8.c3,d5;) is one of Black's best known and most popular defences to the Ruy Lopez. Instead of suffering move-after-move of "Spanish Torture" Black sacrifices a pawn and has all the attacking fun in the ensuing, razor-sharp, middlegame!
However, the Marshall appears a forbidding opening to many club and tournament players, who feel that the theory is too complicated and lengthy to memorize. Many simply avoid it - with both colours. That, argues David Vigorito, is a shame. He shows that many typical Marshall positions can be broken down into elements that we can all grasp and use to guide us. Then we are able to tackle this incredible opening and develop a feel for why pieces go to the squares that they do, and when Black has sufficient compensation, and when he does not.
In this book International Master David Vigorito provides detailed, cutting-edge theoretical coverage of all the Marshall Attack main lines as well as early deviations and Anti-Marshall systems, including 8.a4, and 8.h3. He also explains the typical ideas for both sides in the Marshall Attack.
David Vigorito is an International Master from the United States. He plays regularly in high-level competitions, including the US Championship. He has written extensively for a variety of publications and is a chess teacher.
Published 2010, softback, 191 pages.