The Trompowsky

Overview

From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
The Trompowsky is an ideal weapon for club ...

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Overview

From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
The Trompowsky is an ideal weapon for club and tournament players. From as early as move two White stamps his authority on the game and gives Black difficult problems to solve. While it's true that the opening has now built up a reasonable amount of theory, there is relatively little to learn compared to more mainstream openings and still much scope for original play.
In this book Grandmaster Nigel Davies presents the reader with up-to-date coverage of this ever-expanding opening. Using model games for both White and Black, he studies the key strategies and tactics associated with the Trompowsky.

Written by an expert on the Trompowsky
Ideal for club and tournament players
All main lines are covered
Provides everything you need to know to play the opening with confidence

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857443769
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,215,258
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Davies is both a distinguished Grandmaster and chess trainer. He is the author of several successful chess books and is highly experienced in chess publishing. He lives in the UK.

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