Chess Opening Essentials: The Ideas & Plans Behind ALL Chess Openings - Volume 1: The Complete 1. e4

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An accessible primer and opening reference book, providing es sential knowledge on all chess openings. It explains the basic plans and ideas for both black and white. It gives beginners the ability to choose the openings that suit their style and taste, and gives club players the opportunity to test and review their opening repertoire.

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Overview

An accessible primer and opening reference book, providing es sential knowledge on all chess openings. It explains the basic plans and ideas for both black and white. It gives beginners the ability to choose the openings that suit their style and taste, and gives club players the opportunity to test and review their opening repertoire.

Chess Opening Essentials gives a flavour of how a particular opening works, with pointers in the right direction if you wish to explore further.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789056912031
  • Publisher: New In Chess,Csi
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Chess Opening Essentials Series
  • Edition description: Volume 1
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 662,429
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     5
Glossary of chess symbols     6
Introduction     9
Open Games     11
Centre Game     13
Danish Gambit     15
Bishop's Opening     17
Vienna Game     19
King's Gambit     22
Latvian Counter-Gambit     30
Other Minor Lines after 2.[Knight]f3     32
Philidor Defence     33
Petroff Defence     36
Ponziani Opening     42
Goring and Scotch Gambits     43
Scotch Game     45
Four Knights Opening     49
Hungarian Defence     52
Evans Gambit     53
Giuoco Piano     57
Italian Game     59
Two Knights Defence     62
Ruy Lopez     67
Ruy Lopez without 3...a6     69
Ruy Lopez with 3...a6     77
Exchange Variation     78
Minor Variations after 4.[Bishop]a4     83
Steinitz Defence Deferred     84
Archangel and New Archangel Variation     87
Open Variation     90
Minor Variations after 5...[Bishop]e7     99
Marshall Attack     101
Closed Variation     106
Semi-Open Games     117
Minor Defences after 1.e4     119
Owen Defence     120
Nimzowitsch Defence     120
Scandinavian Defence     122
Alekhine Defence     126
Modern Defence (without c4)     131
Pirc Defence     136
Caro-Kann Defence     144
Advance Variation     150
Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack     154
Main Line     159
French Defence     170
Exchange Variation     173
Advance Variation     175
Tarrasch Variation     179
Rubinstein Variation     188
Classical Variation     190
Winawer Variation     197
Sicilian Defence     218
Alapin Variation     222
Minor Systems after 2.[Knight]c3 [Knight]c6     227
Closed Sicilian     229
Minor Systems with 2.[Knight]f3     234
Rossolimo Variation     237
Variations with...[King]b6     243
De La Bourdonnais and Kalashnikov Variations     244
Sveshnikov/Lasker-Pelikan Variation     247
Accelerated Dragon     253
Minor Systems after 2...e6     262
Pin Variation     263
Kan Variation     265
Paulsen-Taimanov     270
Four Knights Variation     276
Moscow Variation     279
Minor Variations     283
Classical Sicilian     287
Richter-Rauzer     289
Dragon Variation     295
Scheveningen Variation     306
Sozin-Velimirovic Attack     316
Najdorf Variation     325
Najdorf 6.[Bishop]e2     330
Najdorf 6.[Bishop]e3     333
Najdorf 6.[Bishop]g5     337
Index of Games     353
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2008

    Poor editing

    Although this is a very informative book, with basic plans for openings, it is extremely annoying to read. This is because they use two different notations seemingly randomly. For example, in one place the notation Qd8-d1 is used while in another they will write Qd1 for the same move. Before Volume 2 is published, this one needs serious editing.

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