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by J N Walker

This wonderfully presented book explains the importance of basic chess openings principles, how to recognize when an opponent has broken them, and then shows the reader how to capitalize on the opponent's error. Every important theme is explained simply and clearly, and then the reader is tested with a series of find the right move combinations -- including some exceptions where the theme is apparent but doesn't quite work.
Download Winning in the Opening epub
ISBN: 1857442008
ISBN13: 978-1857442007
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Puzzles & Games
Author: J N Walker
Language: English
Publisher: Cadogan; First edition (November 1, 1997)
Pages: 1 pages
ePUB size: 1344 kb
FB2 size: 1232 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 680
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Great introduction to playing a solid game of chess.
I was a bit disappointed when I finally received it. I expected something that would help me to spot general mistakes in blitz games, but take my word for it, it's for the individuals who seek a book about basic traps in the king pawn games and beginning opening guidelines (castle early, advance only the center pawns, etc).
Nevertheless, it is an excellent and helpful book for the beginning individuals. It emphasizes the important concepts and the format is easy to read. It also tells of possible mistakes in the opening and how to basically take advantage of them. If this were the first opening book I read, I would be a better player today. This book is also recommended for those who teach chess, as it could serve as a reference book.
This is the natural follow-on to Mr. Walker's OPENINGS FOR JUNIORS. This work includes 34 well annotated short games (fewer than 25 moves) which illustrate the teaching points in the first part of the book. An additional aid is the variety of openings and defenses these games present.
If a serious student of chess, with a rating below 1500, were to study the games you will be prepared for most tournament competition with the one glaring exception -- the Evan's Gambit. While not seen in every tournament, enough people still use this opening to have warranted it's inclusion.
Still, the book is well worth the money to purchase and the time to study.