Paperback, 86 pages, 1997 Thinker's Press
The Evans gambit is one of White's boldest attempts to gain the initiative through an unrelenting series of hammer blows aimed at the Black position. In the past it was considered that "Lasker's defense" would save Black from imminent disaster and inflict its own brand of counterattck. However, new research by Grandmaster Michael Rohde has opted for a move which puts the violent assault back into White's hands. See how Rohde documents Black's attempts to stop this steamroller... And then watch how he counteracts these moves with original, brave new analysis. Concurrently he takes on theoreticians GM Chandler, Harding, Moody, and others in a spirited debate to rehabilitate White's play after World Champion garry Kasparov was twice successful in downing several top grandmasters in just the past few years. The Play is sharp, brutal and requires respect and skill.