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Mastering the Chess Openings

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In this highly-acclaimed series, John Watson helps chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings. He explains not only the ideas and strategies behind specific openings, but also the interconnections of chess openings taken as a whole. By presenting the common threads that underlie opening play, Watson provides a permanent basis for playing openings of any type. This final volume draws together many themes in a wide-ranging discussion of general opening topics. By looking at familiar situations from new angles, Watson helps us greatly increase our understanding of them. In the process, he covers a wide variety of opening structures and variations not seen in the earlier volumes and presents a great wealth of original analysis. * Reti and Fianchetto Systems * Reversed Openings * Symmetry * Irregular Openings * Gambits: Primitive or Positional * Universal Openings In the final two chapters, Watson presents his views on the importance of opening study and explains how players should best prepare and choose their openings for the level at which they play. He looks at the future of chess openings and explains which skills will be most important as chess evolves in the forthcoming decades.

Product code: 9781906454197

ISBN 9781906454197
Dimensions H248xW172
No. of pages 336
Publisher Gambit Publications Ltd
Helps chess-players achieve a more holistic view of the openings