Hansen: Back to Basics: Openings

Hansen: Back to Basics: Openings


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Autor: Hansen, Carsten
Verlag: CarstenChess
Erscheinungsjahr: 2021
Sprache: Englisch
Buchumschlag: paperback
Seiten: 249

Because of the sheer volume of variations, possible transpositions and ever-changing theory, chess openings can be overwhelming – even intimidating. This book is an introduction to understanding and playing chess openings.

The author, Danish Master Carsten Hansen, stresses opening play based on comprehending opening principles as well as useful, fundamental knowledge.

With an overview of all the most important opening variations, examples of good and bad opening play, opening traps and problems to solve, chess openings and its major principles are covered thoroughly.

A comprehensive guide to chess openings and opening play

Many games are lost as a result of a player’s poor grasp of even the most basic principles of opening play. This book will help you enhance your understanding and give you guidelines on how to best study and play chess openings, reaching good, playable middlegame positions.

Danish FIDE Master Carsten Hansen is a well-known chess writer with many well-received books on chess openings and positional play to his credit. He is a regular columnist at ChessCafe.com, where he specializes in reviewing new opening books

Author's Dedication, Bibliography 4
Introduction 5
My Own Experiences with Openings 8
Opening Principles 13
How do I Decide which opening to choose? 30
An Introduction to Opening Theory 34
The Open Games 39
The Semi-Open Games 84
The Closed Games 141
The Semi-Closed Games 167
Flank Openings 207
Where do I go from here? 231
Index of Names and Variations 236

249 Seiten, kartoniert, 1. Auflage 2021