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Chess Openings for Black, Explained (A Complete Repertoire)
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 14, Will Once rated it liked it. This is one of those books that looks initially to be quite impressive, but then seems to grow smaller as you read it. I wouldn't say that it's entirely a case of "style over substance", but the emphasis is certainly more on presentation. First, the good news.
The book is quite well laid out and easy to read. It has frequent summaries, quizzes and memory markers. I enjoyed reading it. The book is also a complete repertoire for Black. Unlike some repertoire books, the authors take the time to cover This is one of those books that looks initially to be quite impressive, but then seems to grow smaller as you read it.
Unlike some repertoire books, the authors take the time to cover the awkward and offbeat openings that White can try. Another plus point is that the repertoire is basically sound. The authors don't try to advocate a relatively simple universal opening which may be easy to learn but can often lead to poor position. So far, so good, and I guess some of you will be reaching for your credit card around now.
Unfortunately, there's some bad news. This book is a mile wide but only a few inches deep. Because it tries to cover such a large amount of ground, I constantly found myself wanting more analysis and more discussion of positional themes. One example A common move against the nimzo is 4.
This book covers it by discussing the first 18 moves of one game. That's it. There is some discussion of alternatives around move 9, but that's all we get. A major response to our repertoire is covered by one game. I know, I know, you're going to say that they had a lot of ground to cover in one book. That's true, but then the book seems to have rather more padding than I was expecting. Lots of adverts for other books by the same authors. Discussions of openings that aren't in the repertoire. Analysis late in a game when this is supposed to be an openings book.
Chess Openings for Black, Explained 2nd Edition - Lev Alburt
It's 3 stars. At times it works well, at times it doesn't. Oct 08, Eric Nguyen rated it liked it. Don't read if you dislike sicillian. Half of the books or more? Dec 31, D rated it liked it Shelves: russia , chess. Oct 01, Serge Pierro rated it really liked it Shelves: chess. Not only are the aforementioned openings covered, but there is also an overview of other openings to show the differences amongst them. It also covers lines against the English and other non d4 or e4 openings. Feb 14, Curtis Perry rated it really liked it. Well written and logically laid out.
Book structure is the best I've read in a chess book. Aug 17, Todd Bryant rated it liked it Shelves: chess. Decent recommendations for club players who don't want to spend a ton of time on openings. White plan is a very straightforward one.
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After playing 1. This can be reached after e. Read more The 'Keep it Simple' approach offers a complete white repertoire for the amateur player starting with the move 1. Keep things simple has been Sieleckis motto for a long time in chess and particularly in his role as a chess instructor. The main guidelines of the book are: 1 The chosen lines are simple to learn, 2 It must be possible to find your way if you forgot your lines, 3 Choose lines that may not be most critical, but uncomfortable for the opponent.
Playing d5 may be the most principle way to meet 1. With Playing 1. As usual Ntirlis looks further than just the modern games to improve the suggested lines. He uses both games and the computer to advise on how to prepare for the Catalan, London, Torre, etc. For Caro-Kann players it's not uncommon to have the Slav in their repertoire and the other way around.
actojohncronid.tk This book is for those who like to play set-ups with c6, and keeping it solid at first. It's a combination of two previously separately published books: Play the Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska and Play the Slav by James Vigus, both world leading experts on these openings.