Watson: Secrets of Modern Chess Openings Vol.4

Watson: Secrets of Modern Chess Openings Vol.4

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Autor: Watson, John
Verlag: gambit
Erscheinungsjahr: 2009
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 368

Gambits - Preparation - Fianchettos - Symmetry

In this highly acclaimed and popular series, John Watson seeks to give chess players a more holistic and in-depth view of openings. He explains not only the ideas and strategies behind specific openings, but also the global connections between them. By presenting the common threads underlying opening play, Watson provides a lasting foundation for the treatment of openings of any kind.

This final volume brings many themes together in an extensive discussion of general opening topics. By looking at familiar situations from a new perspective, Watson helps us to significantly improve our understanding of openings. He covers a large number of opening structures and variations not covered in previous volumes and presents a wealth of original analysis.

* Réti and Fianchetto systems
* Openings with reversed colors
* Symmetry
* Irregular openings
* Gambits: Primitive or Positional
* Universal openings

In the final two chapters, Watson presents his views on the importance of opening study, explaining how players should best prepare and how they should choose their openings based on their playing strength. He looks at the future of chess openings and explains which skills will be most important as the game of chess evolves in the coming decades.

International Master John Watson is one of the most respected chess authors in the world. In 1999, his book, Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy , won the award for best chess book of the year in both the US and the UK. He reviews chess books for The Week in Chess and hosts a weekly radio show on the Internet Chess Club . As a trainer, he has worked with many talented students, including Tal Shaked. In 2022, he was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame as "one of the greatest writers in the history of American chess."