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World chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) refined the art of
Kingside attack into its purest form. Often Alekhine's onslaught was accompanied
by the spectacular placement of a piece directly in front of the enemy King's
castled position, exposed to immediate capture. This specialized tactic is
called "Alekhine's Block", designed to jam interior lines around the defending
King or break up his pawn cover. Alekhine's Block is a powerful weapon in the
armory of chess warfare, and this book is the first to explore its inner
Never before has it been possible to study this crucial but little-understood
element of the Kingside attack. Far from being a random event, Alekhine's Block
is here revealed as a logical step on the road to checkmate. This volume
presents systematic and carefully selected examples, which entertain while
preparing you to use Alekhine's Block in your own pursuit of the enemy King. The
knowledge gained here can only make you a more aggressive (and dangerous!)
Author: Victor CharusinTitle: International MasterPublished: 1997Pages: 95Annotation: FAN
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