UNDERSTANDING THE CHESS OPENINGS (Sam Collins)
224 pages (248 mm by 172 mm)
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This major new work surveys all chess openings, providing a guide to every critical main line and featuring descriptions of the typical strategies for both sides. These commentaries will be welcomed by all club and tournament players, as they will help them to handle the middlegame positions arising from each opening better, and will equip them to find the best continuation when their opponents deviate from the standard paths.
Covers all chess openings, with verbal explanations of the ideas. This is the first book of the modern era to do this.
Sam Collins is a young International Master from Ireland who won the Irish Championship in 2002. He competed in several World and European junior championships and has represented Ireland in four Olympiads, winning a gold medal at Bled in 2002. He is also an experienced chess teacher who has lectured at the Berkeley Chess School in California.
See also Chess Explained: The c3 Sicilian.