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Chess openings are the most important part of every novice's journey - and the most fun. The most common and important openings are presented in an easy-to-use format with large, frequent diagrams showing position along with clear explanations of the goals, objectives, and concepts behind the moves. No other book so perfectly presents the openings in a manner so easy to learn - and use. 176 pages

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Overview

Chess openings are the most important part of every novice's journey - and the most fun. The most common and important openings are presented in an easy-to-use format with large, frequent diagrams showing position along with clear explanations of the goals, objectives, and concepts behind the moves. No other book so perfectly presents the openings in a manner so easy to learn - and use. 176 pages

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  • ISBN-13: 9781580422123
  • Publisher: Cardoza
  • Publication date: 2/20/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 455,828
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Alberston is a well-known chess trainer and teacher and co-author of 303 Tricky Chess Tactics, 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles, 303 More Tricky Chess Puzzles, 303 Tricky Checkmates and 202 Checkmates for Children. He also is the behind-the-scenes writer of the very popular Bruce Pandolfini chess books.

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    What the Chess Openings Look Like... that's about it.

    I'll be honest, this book does show exactly what the tagline on the front cover says: "What the Chess Openings Look Like". That however is the main downfall of this book.

    The author really works up an appetite for the rest of the book with his descriptive and intriguing accounts of his chess life, which led to his learning of chess openings in the first place. But then he gets to the openings themselves, and the book falls flat. I mean, flatter than a pancake under an anvil.

    Each opening is described as follows: Number of opening, name of opening, move one, why move one was made, move two, why move two was made, move three, why move three was made, move four, why move four was made, move five, why move five was made. Then it's on to the next opening.

    No commentary on where the opening got its name. No basic idea behind the opening in the first place. No how to continue properly with the given opening. Just next opening.

    If you're looking for meat with your opening study, this is not the place to look.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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