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First Chess Openings: The best and easiest introduction to openings ever written

Format:  Paperback,

160 pages

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publish Date: Jun 2005

ISBN-13: 9781580421522

ISBN-10: 1580421520

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A beginner's guide for children and newcomers to chess.
TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP IN CHESS
"First Chess Openings" teaches you solid, near-foolproof openings that will help you win. You'll learn the most important openings, plus the four goals you should accomplish in the early moves of the game of chess. This base of knowledge will take your overall game to the next level -- and make playing more fun
THE EASIEST BEGINNER OPENINGS
In this valuable guide, chess master Eric Schiller uses his decades of playing and teaching experience to break down every major chess opening, including the Fried Liver Attack, the French Defense, the Sicilian Defense, and of course, Fool's Mate. This easy-to-read book is filled with large diagrams, informative charts, and clear explanations and definitions. No variations to memorize -- just 160 pages of winning tactics from one of the most renowned teachers in the world.
If you've struggled to establish strong positions in your first few moves, the lesons in this book will change that. These essential openings are the tools you need to start a chess game with confidence.

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Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish Date: Jun 2005
ISBN-13: 9781580421522
ISBN-10: 1580421520
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.74
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.25 x 7.5 x 0.5

Chapter outline

Introduction to Chess Notationp. 9
On Chess Notationp. 11
Your First Chess Openingsp. 17
On Openingsp. 19
How to Use This Bookp. 20
The Starting Positionp. 23
Create Ideal Pawn Centersp. 25
Castle!p. 27
Connect the Rooksp. 29
Centralize At Least One Rookp. 30
On the Value of the Piecesp. 31
Your White Openingsp. 33
On White Openingsp. 35
The Most Common Openingp. 39
White Attacks with the Bishopp. 40
A Tricky Gambitp. 41
The Traditional Fried Liver Attack: Introductionp. 47
Fried Liver Attackp. 48
The Officially Approved Defensep. 54
A Tricky Counterattackp. 57
The Wild Linep. 58
The Queen Linep. 59
Black Brings the Bishop Out Before the Kingside Knightp. 60
Copycat Linep. 61
French Defensep. 62
Attacking the French with a Gambitp. 65
Check Linep. 68
Central Challengep. 69
Sicilian Defensep. 70
Black Smashes Open the Centerp. 72
The Dance of the Knightp. 73
The Caro-Kann Defensep. 74
Living on the Edgep. 78
Dealing with the Flexible Defensep. 79
The Lazy Defensep. 82
Black Attacks Your Pawn with the Knightp. 84
The Other Knight Movep. 88
Bizarre Defensesp. 90
Your Black Openingsp. 93
On Black Openingsp. 95
The Most Common Openingp. 96
Two Knights are Good Knightsp. 100
White Tries to Fry Your Liverp. 101
The Quiet Lifep. 103
White Offers a Gambitp. 104
White Castlesp. 108
Don't Be Afraid of the Spanish Inquisitionp. 110
White Castlesp. 113
White Builds a Big Centerp. 116
The Immediate Break in the Centerp. 118
White Opens Up the Centerp. 121
Normal Play in the Centerp. 122
White Gambit with C-Pawnp. 125
Gambit in Spanish Stylep. 126
All Four Knightsp. 129
Four Knights, Italian Stylep. 131
Four Knights, Spanish Stylep. 132
Four Knights, Scotch Stylep. 133
White Uses Your Own Opening Against Youp. 135
The Famous King's Gambitp. 139
White Brings Out the Other Knightp. 141
White Smashes Open the Centerp. 144
Two-Pawn Gambitp. 146
Closed Gamesp. 149
On Closed Gamesp. 151
The Main Defensep. 154
What's Next?p. 157
As Whitep. 158
As Blackp. 159

Book description

A beginner's guide for children and newcomers to chess.

TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP IN CHESS!

First Chess Openings teaches you solid, near-foolproof openings that will help you win. You'll learn the most important openings, plus the four goals you should accomplish in the early moves of the game of chess. This base of knowledge will take your overall game to the next level -- and make playing more fun!

THE EASIEST BEGINNER OPENINGS

In this valuable guide, chess master Eric Schiller uses his decades of playing and teaching experience to break down every major chess opening, including the Fried Liver Attack, the French Defense, the Sicilian Defense, and of course, Fool's Mate. This easy-to-read book is filled with large diagrams, informative charts, and clear explanations and definitions. No variations to memorize -- just 160 pages of winning tactics from one of the most renowned teachers in the world.

If you've struggled to establish strong positions in your first few moves, the lesons in this book will change that. These essential openings are the tools you need to start a chess game with confidence.

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