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Starting Out: The Colle

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The Colle is a solid, reliable system of development based on the popular opening move 1 d4. A major selling point is that although the system is very easy to learn and play it leads to complex, exciting middlegame positions where White often launches a violent attack against Black’s king. The former World Correspondence Champion Cecil Purdy once wrote, ‘A player who specializes in the Colle System needs to spend only about a tenth of the time studying the openings (for White) that he would otherwise have to.’ ...
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Overview

The Colle is a solid, reliable system of development based on the popular opening move 1 d4. A major selling point is that although the system is very easy to learn and play it leads to complex, exciting middlegame positions where White often launches a violent attack against Black’s king. The former World Correspondence Champion Cecil Purdy once wrote, ‘A player who specializes in the Colle System needs to spend only about a tenth of the time studying the openings (for White) that he would otherwise have to.’ The Colle is a particular favourite amongst club players, but is often also seen at grandmaster level; perhaps its most well-known exponents are the former World Championship Candidate Artur Yusupov and the twice World Junior Champion Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.This book is a further addition to Everyman’s best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. International Master Richard Palliser examines the fundamentals of the Colle, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts. The reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the Colle and of opening play in general. Starting Out: The Colle is a perfect guide for improving players and those new to this opening.*Written by a Colle expert*Concentrates on the basic principles of the openings*Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament playersRichard Palliser is a young English International Master who is quickly carving out a reputation as a skilled and prolific chess writer. His previous works for Everyman Chess include The Bb5 Sicilian and Tango!, both of which were warmly received by the critics and chess public alike.
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Editorial Reviews

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‘Simply masterful’Grandmaster Glenn Flear reviewing Palliser’s Tango! for New In Chess.‘Palliser is an admirably reliable guide.’British Chess Magazine’s review of Palliser’s Bb5 Sicilian.‘The first books I browse when I go to the bookstore.’Chess Cafe reviewing the Starting Out series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857445275
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 810,597
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Palliser is an English International Master who is quickly carving out a reputation as a skilled and prolific chess writer. His previous works for Everyman Chess include The Bb5 Sicilian and Tango!, both of which were warmly received by the critics and chess public alike.
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Table of Contents


Bibliography     4
Introduction     5
The Colle System
Black Plays...c5 and...Nc6     17
The Main Line with 9...Qc7     68
Black Plays...c5 and...Nbd7     125
Other Black Set-ups after 3...e6     171
The Anti-Colle
Black's Third Move Alternatives     187
Black Delays...Nf6     226
Index of Variations     246
Index of Complete Games     250
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