“S.T.A.R. Chess” is built around four themes: Strategy–making a successful plan; Tactics–the detailed execution of a plan; Attack–the ultimate goal of the plan; and Reaction–meeting the opponent's ideas. Acclaimed author Paul Motwani discusses these four elements of successful chess with the same wit and clarity that has characterized his previous writings on the game. Here he applies his original, mnemonic-based approach to the strategy and tactics of attack, defense, and counterattack. This book is packed with instructive model examples starting from a wide spectrum of opening systems, presenting a treasure trove of ideas to surprise even the most experienced of opponents. Interspersed with the instruction are test positions and puzzles to improve your skills in reasoning — necessary if you are to become a brighter chess S.T.A.R. yourself!