Chess Openings For Dummies

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Overview

The fast and easy way to improve your chess game

You never get a second chance to make a first impression — especially in the game of chess! By using specific examples, detailed explanations, and diagrams, this friendly guide gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and developing strategies that will help you win any chess game ...

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Overview

The fast and easy way to improve your chess game

You never get a second chance to make a first impression — especially in the game of chess! By using specific examples, detailed explanations, and diagrams, this friendly guide gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and developing strategies that will help you win any chess game . . . from the very first move you make!



  • Chess openings 101 — understand what an opening is, how they're classified, and how they differ from one another


  • Keep an open mind — get a grip on what it means to play an open game and how it allows for speedy mobilization of your pieces


  • Get down and dirty — discover how to play a semi-open game and shake things up by pulling out your best defensive moves


  • Close in on a win — learn how to maneuver your pieces to the right spot and plan long-range strategies to conquer in a closed game


  • Advance your game — take your skills to the next level with the English, Reti, and other flank openings that give you flexibility in responding to your opponent's moves



Open the book and find:



  • How to seize space and limit your opponent's options


  • Coverage of popular openings, including the Ruy Lopez, the Sicilian, and the King's Indian


  • Openings featuring rapid piece development


  • What it means to play open, semi-open, and closed games


  • Openings that fit your style of play


  • Ten common mistakes to avoid in the opening



Learn to:



  • Plan a winning strategy from the first move you make


  • Analyze your opponent's opening


  • Improve your game with tips and strategies


  • Ensure victory with helpful diagrams


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470603642
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/2/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 269,603
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

James Eade is a United States Chess Federation (USCF) chess master as well as a chess writer, tournament organizer, and teacher. He is the author of Chess For Dummies.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

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    A fairly good overview of chess openings

    The problem with chess opening books is that if they cover enough depth to understand the theory, it takes 3 or 4 volumes. An overview, like this book, covers the very basics but does not even cover at times, what the goal of the opening is or should be.

    I found it a good basic overview, but it would not be a book to learn any opening in depth enough to go to the chess board with confidence. I would recommend it -- as it will give you an idea of what openings may fit your your style, such as attacking, defense, counter-play, positional, etc. Then you can buy a more in-depth book to help you learn your favorite openings. Repertoire books cover 5 to 10 openings in more depth, so you can go to the board with confidence. But the disadvantage of such books is you only know 5 or 10 openings.

    This is a good overview. I would recommended it and then move on to more complicated books. You cannot learn the major chess openings from only one book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Good book to learn the basics of the openings

    Give a general overview of the various openings.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

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    I would reccomend this book to help you with your openings,
    its a great book, even though i could not buy it i read the sample and liked it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

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    Great book.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    i like this book

    Awesome. Easy to read and understand. Great examples too.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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