The Queen's Pawn Attack has been a speciality of English chess players for some years. The opening encapsulates the English chess-playing spirit: bold, enterprising and slightly off-beat. The third in the innovative 'Revealed' series, this is the first book to ever tackle this cutting-edge opening. Using fresh, clear presentation, the key ideas of the openings are explained in an entertaining and accessible way. The aim of the series is to provide the essential knowledge to play the opening, while at the same time revealing the current thinking of the world's current elite players. For example, 'First moves' leads readers through basic opening moves. 'Heroes and zeros' gives the best and worst performances with the opening and features some of its leading exponents. 'Tricks and traps' shows how you might catch out your opponent. 'What's hot' pinpoints the very latest ideas from the world's top players. Detailed variations are given at the close of the book.
James Plaskett was British champion in 1990. He is the author of Playing to Win (ISBN 5844 5), The Grand Prix Attack (ISBN 0 71344590 4), The English Defence (ISBN 0 7134 1322 0) and The Scandinavian Defence (ISBN 0 7134 8911 1), all published by Batsford. He lives in Alicante, Spain with his wife, the poet and authoress Fiona Pitt-Kethley.