Openings - Semi-Open Games
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 that gives explanations to help the reader understand the 'Semi-Open Games' – such as the French Defense and the Caro-Kann Defense (note that the 'Sicilian Defense' was discussed in a separate volume) – 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 line 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.
Englische Übersetzung des 2018 erschienenen Titels "Eröffnungen - Halboffene Spiele"
005 Table of Contents
007 Explanation of Symbols
017 Chapter 1: The French Defense
023 Line 1: The continuation 3.e5
030 Line 2: The continuation 3.Nc3
057 Line 3: The continuation 3.Nd2
070 Chapter 2: The Caro-Kann Defense
085 Line 1: The continuation 2.Nc3
092 Line 2: The Closed Line 2.d4 d5 3.e5
101 Line 3: The Exchange Variation
107 Line 4: The continuation 2.d4 d5 3.f3
112 Line 5: The continuation 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5
122 Line 6: The continuation 4...Nd7
131 Line 7: The continuation 4...Nf6
138 Chapter 3: The Pirc Defense
150 Line 1: The continuation 4.f4
158 Line 2: The continuation 4.Be3
164 Chapter 4: The King's Fianchetto orModern Defense
172 Chapter 5: The Scandinavian Defense
192 Line 1: The continuation 3...Qd8
196 Line 2: The continuation 3...Qd6
202 Chapter 6: The Alekhine Defense
209 Line 1: The continuation 4.Nf3
214 Line 2: The continuation 4.exd6
221 Chapter 7: The Nimzowitsch Defense
224 Line 1: The continuation 2...d5
231 Line 2: The continuation 2...e5
236 List of Sources