Popular Chess Openings
With keen appreciation of the amateur's usual limitations, International Grandmaster Eugene Znosko Borovsky explains the importance of rapid development of the pieces, occupation of the center, the relation of the opening to the general plan of the player, and significance of control of the center.
How to Play the Chess Opening
A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian
In this completely revised second edition, the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle. Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them.
The Modern Morra Gambit
The world's oldest opening variation, 3...Qd8 in the Scandinavian Defense, has resurfaced in the last decade to give players at all levels a winning edge. Whether you prefer a sharp tactical game or slower positional maneuvering, the 3...Qd8 Scandinavian provides a genuine alternative for club players and grandmasters seeking to play for a win from the outset.
The 3... Qd8 Scandinavian - Simple and Strong
The Solid Rubinstein Variation
This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, and come out with a useful new weapon in your chess arsenal." From International Master John Watson's Foreword
In 1998 a slim volume by IM John Donaldson explored the crafting of a sophisticated but easily assimilated group of interrelated opening strategies intending to establish small but lasting advantages. The result, A Strategic Opening Repertoire was an instant success. Now this second edition, revised by Danish FM Carsten Hansen with the assistance of John Donaldson, is greatly expanded - twice the size, with many more games and detailed explanations.
A Strategic Opening Repertoire
The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material with games up to 2006.
Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
Encyclopedia of Chess Openings chain is made up of innumerable chains - games. Each game has the precisely defined place in this chain, which depends on estimation of a new move in opening, while the complete value of the book depends on the correctness of these estimations.
CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings A
Probably the most wanted Chess Informant's publication, the fourth expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume B, brings additional 128 pages of the brand new material.
CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings B
The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C discusses Ruy Lopez, French, Petroff, King's Gambit, Two Knights', Philidor, Italian, and Scotch, etc.
CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings C
Encyclopedia of Chess Openings D includes 1. d4 d5 & 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 followed by 3... d5, Queen's Gambit (Slav, QG Accepted, Orthodox, Tarrasch, Tartakower, etc.), Gruenfeld, and Queen's Pawn, etc.
CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings D
The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the ECO, Volume E, brings additional 144 pages of the brand new material.
CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings E
The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume E, brings an additional 144 pages of brand new material with games up to 2008.
Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E