The Panov Attack lies at the intersection of the Caro-Kann, Nimzoindian, Sicilian, Scandinavian, Semi-Tarrasch, Ragozin and English openings. It often leads to the important isolated Queen Pawn position, one of the subtlest middlegame structures. Both brilliant attacking play and profound strategic maneuvering can be found side by side in this opening.
An understanding of the Panov Attack is essential to anyone who plays either side of the IQP position. In this series of monongraphs, National Master Eric Schiller presents thorough research in the form of fully annotated games which illustrate the most important ideas of this opening and the middlegames which arise from it. The second volume covers all of the lines with 5...e6 6 Nf3 Bb4 7 cxd5 Nxd5.
This monograph is organized differently from others in the series, because the variations included are among the most transpositional in all of chess. A complete tree of variations, with transpositions noted, makes it easy to find relevant games. Instructive positions are indicated for each game.