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One of the best-selling chess opening books ever, beginning and intermediate players learn the key concepts from both Black’s and White’s perspectives of the 25 most essential openings, the most crucial part of every chess game.
This popular and indispensible book, one of the best-selling chess opening books ever, has taught countless players the key concepts of the opening, the most crucial part of every chess game. Beginning and intermediate players learn the best opening moves, from both Black’s and White’s perspectives, of more than 25 essential openings including crushing powerful attacks like the Ruy Lopez and King’s Gambit, sizzling asymmetrical defenses like the Sicilian Defense, stunning openings likes the King’s Defense and the Slav Defense, plus important openings such as the Center Game, Scotch Game, Giucco Piano, Vienna Game, Bishop’s Opening, French, Caro-Kann, Alekhine, Queen’s Gambit, Nimzo-Indian, Queen’s Indian, Dutch, King’s Indian, Benoni, English, Bird’s, and Reti’s. Robertie includes actual examples from 25 grandmasters and champions including Fischer, Kasparov and Spassky.
About the Author
Bill Robertie is the author of 15 books on chess and backgammon. He is the world’s best backgammon player and the only two-time Monte Carlo World Championship. He was the former editor and co-publisher of Inside Backgammon, the game’s foremost backgammon magazine. He is also a chess master, winner of the U.S. Speed Chess Championship, and a best-selling author of some of the best beginning chess books ever written