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Improve your chess game the fast and easy way
You never get a second chance to make a first impression?especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make!


This friendly, helpful guide provides you with easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions on the top opening chess strategies and gives you the tools you need to develop your own line of attack from the very start.




Includes illustrations to help ensure victory
Equips you with the tools and strategies to plan a winning strategy
Also serves as a valuable resource for curriculums that use chess as a learning tool


Whether you?re a veteran or novice chess player, Chess Openings For Dummies is the ultimate guide to getting a grip on the openings and variants that will ensure you have all the right moves to open and win any chess game.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 182 x 234 x 22mm | 580.6g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 047060364X
  • 9780470603642
  • 264,160

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The fast and easy way to improve your chess game

You never get a second chance to make a first impression --especially in the game of chess! By using specific examples, detailed explanations, and diagrams, this friendly guide gives youtips and techniques for analyzing openings and developingstrategies that will help you win any chess game . . . from thevery first move you make!



Chess openings 101 -- understand what an opening is, howthey're classified, and how they differ from one another



Keep an open mind -- get a grip on what it means to play anopen game and how it allows for speedy mobilization of yourpieces



Get down and dirty -- discover how to play a semi-open gameand shake things up by pulling out your best defensive moves



Close in on a win -- learn how to maneuver your pieces tothe right spot and plan long-range strategies to conquer in aclosed game



Advance your game -- take your skills to the next levelwith the English, Reti, and other flank openings that give youflexibility in responding to your opponent's moves



Open the book and find:



How to seize space and limit your opponent's options



Coverage of popular openings, including the Ruy Lopez, theSicilian, and the King's Indian



Openings featuring rapid piece development



What it means to play open, semi-open, and closed games



Openings that fit your style of play



Ten common mistakes to avoid in the opening



Learn to:



Plan a winning strategy from the first move you make



Analyze your opponent's opening



Improve your game with tips and strategies



Ensure victory with helpful diagrams
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Table of contents

Introduction.
Part I: Principles of Play.


Chapter 1: Understanding Chess Openings.


Chapter 2: Exploring the Elements of Chess.


Chapter 3: Picking the Right Type of Opening.


Part II: Winning with Open Games.


Chapter 4: Gambling with Gambits.


Chapter 5: Opening Softly with a Big Stick: The Bishop Makes Its Move.


Chapter 6: Workin on Some Knight Moves.


Chapter 7: Employing the Royal Ruy.


Chapter 8: The Best of the Rest of the Open Games.


Part III: Having It Both Ways with Semi-Open Games.


Chapter 9: Sharpening the Sicilian.


Chapter 10: Parlez-vous the French?


Chapter 11: Anyone Can Caro-Kann.


Chapter 12: Rope-a-Dope with the Pirc and Modern Defenses.


Chapter 13: The Best of the Rest of the Semi-Open Games.


Part IV: Conquering with Closed and Semi-Closed Games.


Chapter 14: Offering the Queen s Gambit.


Chapter 15: Declining with the Slav and Semi-Slav.


Chapter 16: Getting Hypermodern with the Nimzo-Indian.


Chapter 17: Fighting Back with the King's Indian.


Chapter 18: Grinding in the Grunfeld.


Chapter 19: The Best of the Rest of the Semi-Closed Games.


Part V: Advancing with Flank Openings.


Chapter 20: Speaking the King's English.


Chapter 21: Getting Reti.


Chapter 22: The Best of the Rest of the Flank Openings.


Part VI: The Part of Tens.


Chapter 23: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid in the Opening.


Chapter 24: Ten Best Ways to Study Chess Openings.


Chapter 25: Ten Great Chess Web Sites.


Index.
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About James Eade

James Eade is a United States Chess Federation (USCF) chess master as well as a chess writer, tournament organizer, and teacher. He is the author of
Chess For Dummies.
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