Konikowski/Bekemann: Openings - Open Games

Konikowski/Bekemann: Openings - Open Games

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Autor: Konikowski, Jerzy; Bekemann, Uwe
Verlag: Beyer
Erscheinungsjahr: 2020
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: hardcover
Seiten: 168

What does a chess player need when he has mastered the rules of the game but runs into difficulties in the opening phase in too many games? This question was the main focus when our authors compiled the material for this book and began their work. The result is a book that provides explanations and instructions for games that begin with 1.e4 e5, rather than focusing on a study of variations.

This book provides chess fans with a work that is tailored to their needs and provides an easy introduction to the difficult and comprehensive field of opening theory. It is irrelevant whether they have studied opening theory in chess little or not at all.

The ideas and plans behind the individual openings and playing styles are explained in detail. The reader should be given the chance to understand the respective opening properly and not just play it through with memorized sequences of moves. Even the individual move is explained according to its meaning and purpose, if this is not entirely obvious.

With the knowledge that the reader will surely acquire from this book, it will be easy for him to get into his practical game and to be able to play chess that is interesting, entertaining and promising.

The repertoire presented at the same time covers the openings that are recognized or considered playable in the area of ​​“Open Games”.


Chapter 1: Middle Gambit
Chapter 2: Nordic Gambit
Chapter 3: Bishop Game
Chapter 4: Alapin Opening
Chapter 5: King’s Gambit
Chapter 6: Vienna Game
Chapter 7: Philidor Defense
Chapter 8: Latvian Gambit
Chapter 9: Middle Gambit in the Second Move
Chapter 10: Russian Defense
Chapter 11: Three Knights Game
Chapter 12: Four Knights Game
Chapter 13: Ponziani Opening
Chapter 14: Scottish Game
Chapter 15: Two Knights Game in the Second Move
Chapter 16: Italian Game
Chapter 17: Evans Gambit
Chapter 18: Hungarian Defense
Chapter 19: Spanish Game
168 pages, bound with ribbon, 2nd edition 2020, first edition 2016