How to Win in the Chess Openings

How to Win in the Chess Openings

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by I. A. Horowitz
     
 

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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.

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780671624262
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
03/07/1986
Edition description:
1st Fireside ed
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
642,509
Product dimensions:
0.45(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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How to Win in the Chess Openings 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.