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How to Open a Chess Game

How to Open a Chess Game
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Author: Evans, L, et al.
Description: This book has contributions from several famous Grandmasters with different styles Paul Kere's, Larry Evan's, Gligoric, Bent Larsen, Tigran Petroisan, Vlastimil Hort, Lajos Portisch all give their thoughts and advice on how chess amateurs and beginners should handle the opening. Larry Evans is first at bat he covers the basic principles everyone should know and gives advice like don't bring out the Queen too early or get adventerous with it, don't sacrifice your pieces unless you can see a way to get them back or force checkmate, don't play for traps, make just enough pawn moves to free up your men no more, don't make useless checks. Petroisan wrote a chapter on how to study and learn opening theory and how to carefully examine lines and find improvements there's another by Lajos Portisch on how to develop an opening repetoire he has a bunch of useful suggestions in there. Other useful chapters included in the book are by Gligoric (who expands on the basic principles discussed in the first chapters by Evans) brilliant chapter by Larsen giving even more advice after Petroisan's on studying learning opening theory. Paul Keres wraps the book up with a chapter on how he prepared some opening lines for tournaments at home. This is a very high quality book straight from the 1970's if your a beginner or intermediate what you can learn from them is timeless the book is in descriptive notation.


 

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