Do you find yourself in good attacking positions, but then fail to land the killer blow? Or do you find it hard to decide where to attack when you have a promising position? Do you sometimes analyse inefficiently, and so get caught by tricks you could have foreseen?
If so, this book can help. Grandmaster Gallagher, a well-known attacking player, provides a plethora of ideas to help you root out the enemy king whenever you have the chance. He shows how to mate an exposed king, how to and what to sacrifice, and how to spot key weaknesses.
However, there is much more to attacking play than sacrifices and mating combinations. This book contains tips on how to develop your attack, and explains typical aggressive build-ups. Gallagher also reveals when it is wiser to go for a positional onslaught, with guidance on the queenside minority attack and other less violent attacking methods.
> WHAT READERS SAY:
“When I picked up this book and looked inside, I was immediately entranced. You get much the same effect when you pick up a book of quotations – every single small phrase or paragraph that you read is to the point and interesting or funny or remarkable. There’s no waffle in a book of quotes, nor is there waffle in Gallagher’s handbook. It’s an idea book for someone with little time, or someone on the move (say, on a train to work). It gives you 101 ideas, mostly one page long but sometimes two, with so many diagrams that you don’t need a board to follow the lines. Actually, I should write Ideas, as they definitely deserve a capital letter!” – Joe, a club player.