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Openings - Open Games

156 pages, paperback, Beyer, 1. edition 2018.

From the Series »read - understand - play«

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Englische Übersetzung des Titels Eröffnungen - Offene Spiele Art.-Nr. LOKONEOS

What does a chess player need who is familiar with the rules, but often gets into trouble right away in the opening? This question was the starting point for the authors before they began to compile their material. The result is a book (the first of a small series) that gives explanations to help the reader understand the openings that arise after the initial moves 1.e4 e5 (e.g. such renowned and important openings as the 'Ruy Lopez', the 'Four Knights Game' or the 'King's Gambit') – and instructions to show him how to use them.

And no matter if he is little or even completely unfamiliar with opening theory, this book gives him easy access to this difficult and comprehensive field. The ideas and plans behind each opening are explained in detail to ensure that the reader understands them properly instead of just playing moves that he has learned by heart. Even the sense and purpose of single moves are explained, if they are not quite obvious.

Based on the knowledge that the reader will surely acquire by studying this book, it will be easy to build a game and play interesting, entertaining and – last but not least – successful chess.

Language English
Author Bekemann, Uwe
Konikowski, Jerzy
Publisher Beyer
Series read - understand - play
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 320 g
Width 14.7 cm
Height 21 cm
Pages 156
ISBN-13 978-3-95920-975-5
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback

007 Explanation of Symbols

008 Preface

010 Introduction

015 Chapter 1: The Center Game

020 Chapter 2: The Danish Gambit

025 Chapter 3: The Bishop's Opening

029 Chapter 4: Alapin's Opening

032 Chapter 5: The King's Gambit

046 Chapter 6: The Vienna Game

053 Chapter 7: The Philidor Defense

058 Chapter 8: The Latvian Gambit

061 Chapter 9: The Queen's Pawn Counter-Gambit

064 Chapter 10: The Petrov Defense

070 Chapter 11: The Three Knights Game

073 Chapter 12: The Four Knights Game

077 Chapter 13: The Ponziani Opening

080 Chapter 14: The Scotch Game

087 Chapter 15: The Two Knights Defense

099 Chapter 16: The Italian Game

105 Chapter 17: The Evans Gambit

109 Chapter 18: The Hungarian Defense

111 Chapter 19: The Ruy Lopez

156 Bibliography

Openings - Open Games