By Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
This e-book used to be initially written in 1935. it's in descriptive notation (P-K4), 141 pages plus 7 pages of ideas to the 36 questions scattered via it.
As its name indicates, it really is concerning the common ideas at the back of the several openings. the reasons are transparent and simple to keep on with, and nearly as good as any i have noticeable. It retains issues basic and does not checklist dozens of complicated diversifications that will weigh down a newbie. the truth that it truly is purely $8 is icing at the cake. Recommended!
I locate merely minor shortcoming for this kind of publication. Algebraic notation will be greater nowadays, yet we now have basically the laziness of the writer responsible for that. Descriptive notation will not be deter a possible reader - it truly is no tougher to benefit than studying how a knight strikes! the fashionable and hypermodern traces don't get assurance proportional to their present reputation. while the e-book was once written, Alekhine's defence was once new at the scene, and it bought three pages. The Sicilian obtained four pages.
Chess openings is a really tough topic for novices. while does the outlet finish and the middlegame begin? How do i do know that on the finish of a given version there are "about equivalent possibilities" or that "white has a mild advantage"? For basic rules, this e-book is strictly what a newbie wishes. For particular diversifications and their exact research, issues that just a critical chess participant may fear approximately, one wishes books specializing in one establishing or just one line (e.g. Sicilian Najdorf). to stick present, one wishes the Chess Informant. the difficulty with such books is they get outmoded in a short time. nowadays a better choice is a automated database, almost certainly with a subscription provider to stick present. desktops have replaced the best way a complicated participant reports openings. however the newbie nonetheless wishes a booklet like this one. For a extra smooth creation, with algebriac notation, i like to recommend Seirawan's booklet "Winning Chess Openings", ISBN 1857443497. it's thicker at 250 pages, yet is simple to read.
No unmarried e-book will convert you from a newbie to a grasp - basically exertions can do this. despite the fact that, each one ebook you learn will positioned a bit extra wind on your sail.
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Lit>g2 �c2 0- 1 Testimonials Attila Groszpeter Former Hungarian champion and three-time Olympiad team member: "I played Petko Atanasov 25 years ago, but 1 remember that our game was very exciting from the beginning and the tension remained even in the endgame. It is nice to hear that he managed to bring up such an exceptionally strong player, the 2005 world champion Veselin Topalov. " 1M Silvio Danailov Manager of Veselin Topalov and other top players, past and present: "Petko Atanasov was a very strong player with a very original style and way of thinking.
Could be tried. t>hl Wlg7 The Armenian grandmaster plays in original fashion. b4 cxb3?! White is better developed and Black's king does not have the most reliable shelter, so it would probably have been wiser to keep the position closed. Wle2 This improves the queen while preventing . . e3 . b4! c4! Black's king is not as safe as he would like it to be. That is why White should strive to open the position, without regard for the opponent's bishop pair. 1 8 ... a3! Imaginative play here as well.
B2 �fd8 In this type of position I would prefer to move the knight as it opens the diagonal. For instance, after 1 4 . . ltJeB!? ltJe4 ltJc7 ( 1 S . . �ac 1 ltJe6 Black is doing alright. But Yochanan decides to leave it on f6 for a while. g3 �dS Also interesting was 1 6 . . ltJg4!? �fd l ttJh6. �xe6!? Black needs to have good nerves to allow such a move with so much riding on the result. �xb3! Such a cool-headed move! White seems to be able to take a piece in two different ways, but Yochanan j ust takes a pawn.
How to Play the Chess Openings by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky