First Steps in Opening Play
An Enjoyable Tour of Opening Play
by Andrew Martin
Publisher: ChessBase, 2011
Video running time: 3 hours
This new series „First Steps…” is aimed at chess players below 2000 ELO points. The idea of the series is to provide a basic grounding in a variety of subjects, which will assist general all-round improvement.
A good game of chess is made up of three phases; the opening, the middlegame and then the endgame. However, if you do not play the opening well, you will not get to see the other phases!
‘First Steps in Opening Play’ attempts to equip the viewer will all the information he or she needs to tackle this tricky area and to emerge into the middlegame with a good, playable position.
Players below 1500 will benefit from this basic advice. Players above 1500 will enjoy the detailed examination of many current master games. This is an enjoyable tour of opening play from which everyone can learn.
Andrew Martin is 53 years old and is the Manger of Coaching for the English Chess Federation. He is a Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.