Mastering the Opening

Mastering the Opening

by Byron Jacobs

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The opening phase of the game throws up difficult questions for those keen to study and improve their chess. Should I open with 1 d4, 1 e4, or something else? What is the best strategy as Black - immediate counter-attack or solid development? Should I learn numerous different systems or concentrate on a few specialist lines? In Mastering the Opening, international master Byron Jacobs asnwers these and other key questions.
* Deals with every major opening
* Numerous test positions enables readers to guage their progress
* Revolutionary layout allows readers to absorb the key ideas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857442236
Publisher: Gloucester Publishers Plc
Publication date: 09/05/2000
Series: Everyman Chess
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 724,668
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

International master Byron Jacobs is a highly experienced chess author and journalist, having worked for numerous newspapers, magazines and chess websites around the world. He has written extensively on all aspects of the game and is the chief adviser on the Everyman Chess list.

Table of Contents

King Pawn Openings
1.The Sicilian with d2-d47
2.The Sicilian without d2-d426
3.1 e4 e5: The Spanish and Others36
4.The French Defence50
5.The Caro-Kann Defence65
6.1 e4: Other Defences75
Queen Pawn Openings
7.The King's Indian Defence89
8.The Indian Defences104
9.The Queen's Gambit Declined129
10.1 d4: Other Defences145
Other Openings
11.The English Opening166

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