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Chess Openings For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-88239-9
388 pages
July 2010
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Part I: Principles of Play.

Chapter 1: Understanding Chess Openings.

Chapter 2: Exploring the Elements of Chess.

Chapter 3: Picking the Right Type of Opening.

Part II: Winning with Open Games.

Chapter 4: Gambling with Gambits.

Chapter 5: Opening Softly with a Big Stick: The Bishop Makes Its Move.

Chapter 6: Workin’ on Some Knight Moves.

Chapter 7: Employing the Royal Ruy.

Chapter 8: The Best of the Rest of the Open Games.

Part III: Having It Both Ways with Semi-Open Games.

Chapter 9: Sharpening the Sicilian.

Chapter 10: Parlez-vous the French?

Chapter 11: Anyone Can Caro-Kann.

Chapter 12: Rope-a-Dope with the Pirc and Modern Defenses.

Chapter 13: The Best of the Rest of the Semi-Open Games.

Part IV: Conquering with Closed and Semi-Closed Games.

Chapter 14: Offering the Queen’s Gambit.

Chapter 15: Declining with the Slav and Semi-Slav.

Chapter 16: Getting Hypermodern with the Nimzo-Indian.

Chapter 17: Fighting Back with the King's Indian.

Chapter 18: Grinding in the Grünfeld.

Chapter 19: The Best of the Rest of the Semi-Closed Games.

Part V: Advancing with Flank Openings.

Chapter 20: Speaking the King's English.

Chapter 21: Getting Réti.

Chapter 22: The Best of the Rest of the Flank Openings.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid in the Opening.

Chapter 24: Ten Best Ways to Study Chess Openings.

Chapter 25: Ten Great Chess Web Sites.


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