Watson: Secrets of Modern Chess Openings Vol.2

Watson: Secrets of Modern Chess Openings Vol.2

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Autor: Watson, John
Verlag: gambit
Erscheinungsjahr: 2008
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 372

For many chess players, studying opening theory is extremely hard work. It is difficult to know what is important and what is not, when specific knowledge is essential or when a more general understanding is required. Tragically, once the opening phase is over, a player often does not know what plan to follow or why his pieces are in the squares he has moved them to.
\r\nJohn Watson tries to give chess players a more holistic and in-depth view of openings. In his previous books on chess strategy, Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy and Chess Strategy in Action, he explained many concepts that are characteristic of modern chess. He did so in a way that club players could understand. Here he does the same for openings, starting with basic ideas that can be applied to all openings and then explaining more advanced ideas that are essential for significant improvement in playing strength.
\r\nWatson gives a comprehensive overview of the way the top players actually treat the opening, rather than presenting an idealized and simplified model. Focusing on the Queen's Pawn openings, this volume will make chess players think deeply about how they start their games. It offers both entertainment and challenging study material in openings such as the Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian, and the entire Queen's Gambit complex.
\r\nInternational Master John Watson is one of the world's most respected chess authors. He established his reputation with his groundbreaking four-volume work on the English Opening in the 1980s, and has written a number of high-quality books since then. In 1999, Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy, Watson's first book for Gambit Publishing, was named \''Book of the Year\'' by the British Chess Federation and won the Best Book Award by the United States Chess Federation. His students include the 1997 World Junior Champion Tal Shaked.
\r\n351 pages, 2008, paperback.'