How to Win in the Chess Openings

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This book shows you how to gain the initiative in the very first moves, and how to proceed to victory from then on.

For the players left to memorize winning openings without knowing the principles behind them, this book explains the strategies in logical, easty-to-read terms.

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Overview

This book shows you how to gain the initiative in the very first moves, and how to proceed to victory from then on.

For the players left to memorize winning openings without knowing the principles behind them, this book explains the strategies in logical, easty-to-read terms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671624262
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 3/7/1986
  • Edition description: 1st Fireside ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 726,914
  • Product dimensions: 0.45 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2003

    The only book that deals with ideas,

    Fine explains the ideas and goals of each opening. Understanding what a specific opening is trying to achieve gives you an understanding of the what and why's when you play over games. It is not a book of variations. For each opening the resulting pawn structures are show identifying which structures are to be avoided - or strived for. An easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2000

    too brief

    This book covered too many openings and none in any depth. The theory of the openings is very briefly explained. The book need more 'meat'. You will not understand any of the openings. if you are intrested in a complete opening system go for something like Eric Schiller's book 'White to Play 1.e4 and Win' Check out chessdigest.com also because they have a bigger selection(maybe not better prices)especially if you are intrested in rare russian manuscripts and whatnot. Overall this book is recommanded for a complete beginner but not after you learn how to move the pieces. Get a repertoire book to have a response to every major reply. Then get some specific opening/variation book to enhance your knowledge of openings that you like and replace others that you did not like.

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