Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the
most important aspects of chess: strategy, attack, opening play and
gambits, classical play, endgames and preparation. In each book the
author studies a number of great players from chess history who have
excelled in a particular field of the game and who have undeniably
influenced those who have followed.
In The Giants of Power Play,
Neil McDonald selects five players who have excelled in the field of "power play" - the art of putting opponents under constant pressure. The
methods of doing so are numerous, including gaining rapid development
in return for material to build up an initiative, preparing powerful
opening ideas in advance, or even developing completely new opening
systems. McDonald examines the contributions made by each player, their
differences in approach and style, and from Morphy to Topalov, how they
followed in each others footsteps. A study of this book will help you
to enhance your skills in one of the most crucial elements of the game.