Nunn's Chess Openings

Nunn's Chess Openings



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857442212
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Series: Cadogan Chess Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.95(w) x 9.82(h) x 1.64(d)

About the Author

FIDE Master Graham Burgess is a highly accomplished and versatile writer on chess, whose Mammoth Book of Chess won the British Chess Federation book of the Year Award in 1997. He holds the world record for marathon blitz chess-playing. John Nunn has been a grandmaster for 20 years and has played for the English National Team from 1974 up to the present day. At the 1984 Chess Olympiad he won three individual gold medals and in 1988-9 finished sixth overall in the World Cup. In recent years he has turned more to writing, establishing a reputation as arguably the world's foremost chess author. He has twice won the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. Joe Gallagher is a highly respected author of numerous best-selling chess books including being co-author of the single volume openings work Nunn’s Chess Openings. John Emms is one of Britain’s strongest Grandmasters and is a member of the English national team. He has also carved out a reputation for being an excellent chess writer and has many works under his name. He is co-author of the very popular openings bible Nunn’s Chess Openings.

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Nunn's Chess Openings 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you have gained a knowledge of the ideas behind the openings you want to play it is a good idea to get a good reference book that covers all the major opening lines with an evaluation of who stands better at the end of each line. This is not a proper book for a novice, but only for an intermediate level tournament player or above. The book is nicely organized by openings and the analysis is very solid. It contains excellent coverage of the most important variations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is GM John Nunn's classic book on the openings. While dated, as all opening books are, this one has enough to keep any U.S.C.F. 1800 to 2199 busy for a long time. This isn't a 'kid chess' book so be prepared to work long and hard. This one will get a dedicated intermediate to advanced player ready to make the jump to master class chess. You can always update the book with New In Chess and Chess Informant. A caveat on this book. If you don't know all about tactics, opening, middlegame, and endgame strategy, and you don't know how to visualize and calculate more than six moves deep, then you're not ready for this book. This one is for the advanced strong players who are working toward a masters rating. The only oopening books that supercede these are all in Russian. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Look no further! This book is written with the fairly advanced chess player in mind. So, if you're an information-oriented type of person, this book will undoubtedly satisfy your needs and then some.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is possibly a good book for the advanced player, but for those below USCF 1200, it is not much use. My perspective is based on the book's usefulness with young children. There is little explanation as to *why* a position is better or worse for white. Look for a more pictorial book with more basic explanations if you're not a seasoned serious player.