Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play by Neil McdonaldChess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play by Neil Mcdonald

Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play

byNeil Mcdonald

Paperback | October 14, 2009

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Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess: strategy, attack, opening play and gambits, classical play, endgames and preparation. In each book the author studies a number of great players from chess history who have excelled in a particular field of the game and who have undeniably influenced those who have followed. In The Giants of Power Play, Neil McDonald selects five players who have excelled in the field of 'power play' - the art of putting opponents under constant pressure. The methods of doing so are numerous, including gaining rapid development in return for material to build up an initiative, preparing powerful opening ideas in advance, or even developing completely new opening systems. McDonald examines the contributions made by each player, their differences in approach and style, and from Morphy to Topalov, how they followed in each other's footsteps. A study of this book will help you to enhance your skills in one of the most crucial elements of the game. *An entertaining and instructive guide to power play*Learn from the greats of the game*Discover how famous chess minds work
Grandmaster Neil McDonald is an experienced tournament player, a respected coach and a talented chess writer with many outstanding works to his name.
Title:Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power PlayFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:October 14, 2009Publisher:Everyman ChessLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:185744597X

ISBN - 13:9781857445978


Editorial Reviews

'It's a book rich in insights, and a book whose annotations consistently achieve the difficult - making the ideas and struggle of a game comprehensible and exciting.'- David Kaufman reviewing Neil McDonald's Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy for "GM Neil McDonald never before wrote a book that I didn't like, and his new Everyman work "The Giants of Power Play" is no exception, as I really love it!"- Paul Motwani, The Scotsman