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Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1.e4
     

Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1.e4

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by Lev Alburt, Roman Dzindzichashvili, Eugene Perelshteyn
 

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“A must for every chess player!”—Anatoly Karpov, 12th World Chess Champion
Every chess player needs a set of openings he can trust. Use Bobby Fischer’s favorite first move, 1. e2-e4, to begin your games as White—and know the ideas and moves that follow, no matter how Black defends!
White moves first in chess and can, if he’s

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“A must for every chess player!”—Anatoly Karpov, 12th World Chess Champion
Every chess player needs a set of openings he can trust. Use Bobby Fischer’s favorite first move, 1. e2-e4, to begin your games as White—and know the ideas and moves that follow, no matter how Black defends!
White moves first in chess and can, if he’s well prepared, immediately put the pressure on Black. In this highly praised volume, three leading grandmasters logically explain a system of carefully selected and interrelated openings, covering all responses by Black!
You also get a an informative review of every opening from White’s point of view, even ones not part of the book’s recommended repertoire. This book, together with its companion volume, Chess Openings for Black, Explained (available separately), gives you the most thorough explanation of chess opening ideas available. More than 1,700 diagrams let you study many positions without using a chess set.
This second edition is completely updated with the newest games and ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889323206
Publisher:
Chess Information & Research Institute
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
Comprehensive Chess Course Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised and Updated
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.

Roman Dzindzichashvili, of Boston, is one of the world's leading opening theoreticians.

Eugene Perelshteyn is an up-and-coming young chess grandmaster.

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Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1.e4 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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dnDN More than 1 year ago
this is an outstanding explication of chess openings for white---indepensible. easy to use, with detailed guides and detailed explanations as to why a move is preferred.-i highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, unlike many other authors who write books on an opening system they suggest, there appears to be little if any bias in the openings selected. I like getting the ideas of numerous authors on what they recommend (also like the system in the Chess For Juniors Series, and A Killer Opening Repertoire, which I have combined with this one). The choice of using the Grand Prix Attack is a good one against the Sicilian (either 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 or as in the Chess For Juniors series, 1.e4 c5 2.f4 with 2...d5 being met by 3.Nc3). However, I have rejected the suggestion to play the Scotch Gambit, as I question its soundness, and I don't like the type of game you get into. Lines against the French Winawer are great but against the Caro Kann I don't like. So you see, you take what you like and reject what you don't like as part of your system. What I have done is put together what numerous authors have suggested to form my 'own opening system' as outlined in chart format like in 'Winning Chess Tournaments'. There is some really good analysis in Alburt's book on openings for both White and for Black (you should get his book on his system for Black too - the Nimzo-Indian is great!). He does an excellent job telling you the ideas behind the openings!