Eggleston: Hacking Up the King

Eggleston: Hacking Up the King

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Is it possible to learn how to attack your opponent’s king from a book? Guidelines and verbal explanations are fine, argues David Eggleston, but there is no substitute for the hard work of carefully analyzing the complex position that’s on the chessboard in front of you.

The author, Britain’s newest International Master, invites you to go deeply into typical sharp situations where it may – or may not – be possible to put the enemy monarch to the sword: opposite-side castling, slash-and-burn Sicilians, even mating attacks in the endgame. In the process, you will hone your judgment and develop the analytical skills needed to decide if and when to take the plunge.

Emanuel Lasker, the second world chess champion, proclaimed that, “Chess is a fight!” David Eggleston brings that idea vividly to life in this collection of recent international-level battles.



Chapter 1: Basic Attacking Ideas

Chapter 2: Finishing Off the Attack!

Chapter 3: Sicilian Attacks

Chapter 4: Attacking When Only You Have an Attack

Chapter 5: Hacking Up the Scandinavian

Chapter 6: Taking Your Chances

Chapter 7: Attacks Featuring Opposite-Side Castling

Chapter 8: Misplayed Attacking Positions

Chapter 9: Nice-Looking Attacking Ideas that Shouldn’t Work, But Often Do in Practice

Chapter 10: Attacking to Exploit an Early Lead in Development

Chapter 11: Attacking in the Endgame

Index of Players

225 Seiten, 2014, kartoniert, englisch.