This brand-new revision, in modern algebraic notation, is sure to become a classic of chess instruction.
It was written for the chess player who needs to understand, not memorize, the chess openings. The three basic principles of the opening are well established and will not change in the foreseeable future. By emphasizing these principles, the author has created a timeless teaching volume that can be used by students, parents, teachers, and others for years to come.
Edmar Mednis is a U.S. International Grandmaster and an internationally recognized expert on both the opening and the endgame. The author of a regular column on the opening in Chess Life magazine, he has written more than a dozen books on chess.
Burt Hochberg is a former editor in chief of Chess Life magazine. He has written and edited a variety of chess books.