SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

    Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles

    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings
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    Publication Date: January 1, 2006


    Publisher: Everyman Chess
    Author: John Emms
    Year of Publication: 2006

    Pages: 248
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book Description

    There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorise countless variations?

    Don't panic! In Discovering Chess Openings John Emms argues that studying openings doesn't have to be hard work at all – indeed, it can be both enjoyable and enlightening. The key to successful opening play is not simply learning lines off by heart; instead it's the understanding of the basic principles, and here the reader is guided through the vital themes: swift development, central control and king safety. An appreciation of these principles and their many offshoots will actually allow readers to recreate and discover opening theory, giving them the opportunity to choose the most suitable lines to play in their games.

    A complete introduction to opening play Written by an opening expert Ideal for beginners and improving players About the Author(s)

    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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