Burgess: Chess for Kids: Opening Traps

Burgess: Chess for Kids: Opening Traps

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Autor: Burgess, Graham
Verlag: gambit
Erscheinungsjahr: 2019
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: hardcover
Seiten: 128

Chess starts to be fun when we learn how to survive the opening and stop falling for our opponents' cheap tactical tricks.

And that's exactly what this book is about! By understanding the opening game and learning how to exploit tactical ideas, we beat our opponents at their own game. Now it's them who are outmaneuvered, outsmarted, trapped and swept off the board!

Chess for Kids: Opening Traps is an educational course on opening play, illustrated with memorable and entertaining examples. Graham Burgess focuses on 100 key topics and explains how we can use opening traps to our advantage. Every opening has hidden dangers for both players, and to achieve our opening goals, such as purposeful development and central control, we must avoid the pitfalls and exploit the tactical opportunities to the full.

Most of the 100 sections show a simple example followed by a more complicated one. Some of these traps have been committed by grandmasters, while others are more common in junior chess. Whatever the case, the goal is to Theme so well that you can use it when similar opportunities arise in your own games. At the end of the book there is a series of exercises that you can use to check that you have understood the main points. Throughout the book there is strategic opening advice and tips on how to recognize tactical shots in advance.

The award-winning author Graham Burgess has written 25 chess books, ranging from general guides to books on specific openings. He is a FIDE master and a former champion of the Danish region of Funen. In 1994 he set a world record for marathon blitz chess.

128 pages, hardcover, 2019