A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White (Paperback)

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    International Master John Watson is one of the world’s most respected chess authors. In 1999, his Secrets of
    Modern Chess Strategy won ?Chess Book of the Year’ awards in the USA and the UK. He reviews chess books
    for The Week in Chess and hosts a weekly radio show on the Internet Chess Club. His bestselling four-volume
    work Mastering the Chess Openings has reaffirmed his reputation as a perceptive and authoritative chess
    opening writer.
    Such has been the acclaim for John Watson's ground-breaking works on modern chess strategy and his insightful opening books, that it is only natural that he now presents a strategic opening repertoire.

    It is the chess-player's holy grail: a flexible repertoire that gives opponents real problems but doesn't require masses of memorization or continual study of ever-changing grandmaster theory. While this book can't quite promise all of that, Watson offers an intriguing selection of lines that give vast scope for over-the-board creativity and should never lead to a dull draw.

    The repertoire is based on 1 d4 and 2 c4, following up with methodical play in the centre. Watson uses his vast opening knowledge to pick cunning move-orders and poisonous sequences that will force opponents to think for themselves, providing a true test of chess understanding. Throughout, he discusses strategies for both sides, so readers will be fully ready to pounce on any inaccuracies, and have all the tools to decide on the most appropriate plans for White.

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    ISBN 9781906454302
    Genre GAMES / Chess
    Format Paperback
    Pages 271
    Publisher Date 2012-07-24 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Gambit
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 6.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.15 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Watson, John
    Country of Origin United States
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