A comprehensive guide to chess openings"
There are few things worse than starting a game of chess and before you get settled in, you are stuck with a bad position that has you on the heels for the rest of the game. This book will help you get off to a better start and select openings that suit your understanding and balance your chess studies.
Back to Basics: Openings will help you understand and play the openings in chess much, much better. It will also help balance your studies of openings, and give you a recipe as to how to obtain better results from your openings and how to approach a variety of situations relevant to our topic of openings.
The book covers critical concepts, including:
- Opening Principles
- How do I decide which Openingto Choose?
- An Introduction to opening Theory
- Opening traps
- and much more
- 004 Author's Dedication; Bibliography
- 005 Introduction
- 008 1. My Own Experiences with Openings
- 013 2. Opening Principles
- 030 3. How do I Decide which opening to choose?
- 034 4. An Introduction to Opening Theory
- 039 5. The Open Games
- 084 6. The Semi-Open Games
- 141 7. The Closed Games
- 167 8. The Semi-Closed Games
- 207 9. Flank Openings
- 231 10. Where do I go from here?
- 237 Index of Names and Variations