Catastrophes & Tactics vol. 10
Everybody wants to win fast, preferably straight out of the opening. This book is a selection of the most interesting brilliancies from the previous nine volumes. In each of the games, top players either win or lose in 15 or fewer moves, either as a result of a blunder, an accumulation of mistake or brilliant tactics.
Through the study of the games in this book, you will improve your opening play, your tactical ability and alertness and make you ready for more challenges in your own games.
There is a game from each chapter of the previous volumes in this series:
Volume 1: Indian Defenses
Volume 2: 1.d4 d5
Volume 3: Flank Openings
Volume 4: Dutch, Benonis & d-pawn Specials
Volume 5: Anti-Sicilians
Volume 6: Open Sicilians
Volume 7: Minor Semi-Open Games
Volume 8: 1.e4 e5
Volume 9: Caro-Kann & French
Carsten Hansen is a Danish-American FIDE Master and FIDE Trainer who has written extensively on all phases of the game, but is particularly recognized for his thorough books on chess openings, including the English Opening, Sicilian Dragon and the Closed Sicilian.