First published in 1982. This book contains an opening repertoire for both white and black that is designed to hit the opposition hard and precisely where it hurts. The author advocates blitzkrieg systems which are sound and do not involve excessive risk. He also shows how the apparently slow flank openings can be mobilised to greatest effect to score overwhelming knockouts. Openings covered for white include the Leningrad variation of the Nimzo Indian defence and the Samisch variation against the King's Indian defence. For black the sharp lines of the Caro Kann with ...Nf6 are considered.
Following the teachings of Grandmaster Emeritus Harry Golombek the games and variations are explained in depth. The reader is not required to memorise by rote endless variations of telephone directory print out. Once you have read this book you will be able to master and understand both the moves and the ideas behind the chosen lines.
Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion,and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times,The Sunday Times,The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.