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- ISBN: 9789056912031 | 9056912038
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/1/2007
Helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, Gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, A tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, A reference book to which advanced players keep returning. Most opening books are either too detailed or too shallow. Chess Opening Essentials has exactly the right balance and is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavour of how every opening works and explains the similarities with other openings as well as the differences. In addition, it also points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended.