Collins: A Simple Opening Repertoire for White

Collins: A Simple Opening Repertoire for White

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Autor: Collins, Sam
Verlag: gambit
Erscheinungsjahr: 2017
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 175

Highly experienced author and chess coach Sam Collins presents an ideal repertoire for players whose time for studying chess is limited, selecting variations that lead to similar structures. White starts with 1 e4, develops his pieces on natural squares and aims for open lines and the initiative.

A successful opening repertoire is more than a collection of variations; it also requires strategic understanding of the resulting positions and knowledge of key tactical methods and patterns. Since many of Collins' recommendations lead to isolated queen-pawn structures, the ideas can easily be transferred from one opening to another. He provides complete, illustrative games that highlight the most important themes. The specific analysis is highly up-to-date and includes many new ideas that have proven themselves in recent grandmaster practice. Great attention is paid to the subtleties of move order and to looking for nuances in "side variations" that your opponents are unlikely to have explored in detail.

Sam Collins is an International Master from Ireland, having won his country's championship in 2002 and 2014. He has represented Ireland in numerous Olympiads and won an individual gold medal at Bled 2002. He is also an experienced chess trainer and has lectured at the Berkeley Chess School in California. He previously wrote the highly successful general opening text Understanding Chess Openings for Gambit.

175 pages, 2017, paperback.