Chess Opening Essentials has exactly the right balance and is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavor of how every opening works and points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended. Chess Opening Essentials: the Complete Series by Stefan Djuric, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Get the Chess Opening Essentials at Microsoft Store and compare products with the latest customer reviews and ratings. Download or ship for free. Free returns.


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Chess Opening Essentials: The Ideas and Plans Behind All Chess Openings: 1 by Stefan Djuric

Chess opening essentials Notation was finally and officially adopted as the standard chess notation to replace the old-fashioned Descriptive Notation which was 'long-winded'.

Thus this type of Algebraic Notation defeats the purpose of the shortened and more accurate form most common over the last 40 years chess opening essentials so. Other than that, if you're looking for a very nice gift for a young player, these four volumes would make a great addition to their burgeoning library.

Plus they look great, very high-quality paperback assemblage, tightly glued spines that look like they will last through plenty of study, and no-gloss paper of better-than-normal quality. The set also looks darn nice together on the bookshelf.


If you're a fan of e4 openings and looking to expand your defenses to counter e4 openings, this is a must have for your chess library. Am looking forward to volumes You learn about the ideas and the subtile differences between two variations. Anyway I guess that this isn't such important chess opening essentials a certain level, so I think you're right that for you the chess opening Essentials might be a better choice, altrough I think the chess opening essentials up your tactical skill is far more important than your openings The openings are something that i'm going to focus on after i've read Silman's book and the Art of Attack book on tactics.

When that time comes, you guys are helping me to believe that Chess Opening Essentials book really is the better one to start on. The thing is, i've played chess since i was a child and have done well against people and the computer since then without actually knowing why.

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I never studied theory even when say i was getting 1st or 2nd prize in competitions as a child. Maybe chess opening essentials did learn a considerable amount of 'correct play' as a child merely by playing lots of games.

So that's why im going 'back to basics' in order to understand why i'm playing well or not, and therefore be able to identify what i chess opening essentials to improve upon.

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Thats also the reason why i want to study the ideas in the opening. Hope that makes sense. It's great for a glance over all the major lines some of the minor chess opening essentials too.


I've been using it to get an idea of chess opening essentials openings I'd like to play so that I can get some more detailed books on those particular openings.

My only two compliants with the book is its lack of detail in many lines. There's tons of pages deciated to the Ruy Lopez, the French, and the Sicilian; most everything else chess opening essentials sparse in details.

But that makes sense since they're the most popular openings right now and the book would be much too large anyway. Still, it's a great book for an overview of the many opening choices a player has.

Jul 18, 12 Wolfstriker1 Thats also what i want to get out of the book ie similarly to chess opening essentials, i want to get an overall view of the ideas behind each of the openings so that i know which ones to focus upon.

Thats also why it's chess opening essentials that the book is as complete as possible, but sheer depth is not important.


chess opening essentials I think it's a bad idea to go too deeply into an opening in order to learn if an opening is right for a person because it means that you end up not being able to see the wood for the trees.

Chess opening essentials most helpful to see the overall idea.