This webpage describes David Rudel's first chess book. If you love science you may be interested in his books on common science misconceptions.

The Colle-Zukertort Revolutionized

(The b3-Colle, a.k.a. Rubinstein Attack, a strategy you can use the rest of your life.)

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You can watch a video describing the Colle-Zukertort here. In short, it is a set of chess moves designed to constrict your opponent, so you can orchestrate a massive kingside attack. You can safely play it against almost any Black setup, but serious players will want to build up an opening repertoire around it.
 Zuke 'Em (roll over to see Amazon Ratings) is a an easy-to-understand book that lays out the Colle-Zukertort opening strategy. The author does not assume you are a world-class player. Unlike most dry, abstruse chess opening books, it reads like he's just sitting with you at the bar showing you moves over onion rings. You can now play 1.d4! with confidence and look forward to attacking your opponent's King without risking the safety of your own.
David Rudel has played the Colle-Zukertort, and nothing but the Colle-Zukertort, for over 10 years and has spent a great deal of time ironing out the wrinkles of this opening.
Click Here for an introduction to the Zukertort variation of the Colle System, or visit the excerpts, reader comments, or review pages to learn more.
 
 If You Don't Play the Colle-Zukertort...    
 If You Already Play the C-Z...
Here's your chance to learn a solid, attacking, easy-to-understand, and fun chess opening that won't require hours of memorization. You'll actually understand the positions you get!

It's an opening you can learn in a week and play the rest of your life!

Zuke-'Em not only helps you play the C-Z better, but also has many new ideas for your repertoire, especially in the pesky Anti-Colle lines cowards use.

It's 300+ pages devoted just to the Zukertort!
Even if you play the "normal" Colle System (with a pawn on c3 instead of b3)Zuke 'Em is still be a valuable opening book for your library. It provides tons of antidotes to pet defenses people use against Queen Pawn games. Colle System players of all stripes will benefit from knowing how to react to these efforts at thwarting your opening strategy.

Both variations (b3-Colle and c3-Colle) are treated in Rudel's second book, The Moment of Zuke: Critical Positions and Pivotal Decisions for Colle System Players. Go to the "Everyone's Second Colle Book" page for more information.

For Colle System players wanting help against the K-side flank defenses: Rudel just published a system you can integrate into your repertoire against the King's Indian, Grünfeld, and Dutch Defenses.

What are other people saying about Zuke 'Em?

"Now, finally reading his book, I am even more impressed by the quality of the work. His engaging "conversational" writing style, his focus on explaining themes and patterns rather than dumping a bunch of analysis on the page, and his excellent sense of design and presentation have been widely praised. But what impresses me most about Rudel's work is his desire to seek the best approach to playing the Colle-Zukertort and the way he uses the book format to teach it to others....The book is both well-researched and full of innovative ideas. "
-Mike Goeller's review at the Kenilworthian.

"All in all, ZUKE EM is a good value for players looking for a solid but dynamic white repertoire with serious 'attack the King' aspirations. It’s the kind of thing that, once you get it down, will reward you with many brutal muggings of the opponent. And, best of all, it’s completely playable even if your opponent prepares his head off."
-International Master Jeremy Silman (see Full Review

"Very impressed by the sheer amount of effort and brain power..."
-Grandmaster Aaron Summerscale, author of A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire

"David Rudel's analysis of the Zukertort is Solid!"
-Senior Master Mick Bighamian (owner of Los Angeles Chess Club)

"Terrific book for learning a new opening!"
-Life National Master Larry Tamarkin

"David Rudel has put together the definite word on the Zukertort Colle. This is a refreshing writing style with new ideas which should be helpful for the master to beginner player. What I liked about the book was the complete master game examples David used to show his ideas. I recommend this book to all players who want to put bite back in their game!!!!"
-National Master Michael Stewart

"It’s a very interesting book and one that will definitely inspire readers and tempt them to give the Colle-Zukertort a try. It’s not a big hit in Grandmaster circles but can be a devastating weapon at club level. David Rudel’s presentation and style could well have produced a cult book which - publisher willing - could result in updated editions in years to come (rather like John Watson’s famous books on the French Defence)."
Sean Marsh's review from Marsh Towers

"First and foremost, it is written in a way that those of us who have not yet acquired an international title can readily understand. ... If you are interested in learning an opening system for White that is solid, offers good chances, and is less likely to be known to your opponents (so far), "Zuke 'Em: The Colle-Zukertort Revolutionized" may be just what you need."
Greg Delaney of Greg's Chess Progress fame.