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Openings - Semi-Open Games

240 pages, paperback, Beyer, 1. edition 2019

From the series »read - understand - play«

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Englische Übersetzung des 2018 erschienenen Titels "Eröffnungen - Halboffene Spiele"


What does a chess player need who is familiar with the rules, but often gets into trouble right away in the opening? This question was the starting point for the authors before they began to compile their material. The result is a book that gives explanations to help the reader understand the 'Semi-Open Games' – such as the French Defense and the Caro-Kann Defense (note that the 'Sicilian Defense' was discussed in a separate volume) – and instructions to show him how to use them.

And no matter if he is little or even completely unfamiliar with opening theory, this book gives him easy access to this difficult and comprehensive field. The ideas and plans behind each line are explained in detail to ensure that the reader understands them properly instead of just playing moves that he has learned by heart. Even the sense and purpose of single moves are explained, if they are not quite obvious.

Based on the knowledge that the reader will surely acquire by studying this book, it will be easy to build a game and play interesting, entertaining and – last but not least – successful chess.

More Information
Weight 460 g
Manufacturer Beyer
Width 14,7 cm
Height 21 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2019
Author Jerzy KonikowskiUwe Bekemann
Series read - understand - play
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-3-95920-977-9
Pages 240
Binding paperback

005 Table of Contents

007 Explanation of Symbols

008 Preface

010 Introduction

017 Chapter 1: The French Defense

023 Line 1: The continuation 3.e5

030 Line 2: The continuation 3.Nc3

057 Line 3: The continuation 3.Nd2

070 Chapter 2: The Caro-Kann Defense

085 Line 1: The continuation 2.Nc3

092 Line 2: The Closed Line 2.d4 d5 3.e5

101 Line 3: The Exchange Variation

107 Line 4: The continuation 2.d4 d5 3.f3

112 Line 5: The continuation 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5

122 Line 6: The continuation 4...Nd7

131 Line 7: The continuation 4...Nf6

138 Chapter 3: The Pirc Defense

150 Line 1: The continuation 4.f4

158 Line 2: The continuation 4.Be3

164 Chapter 4: The King's Fianchetto orModern Defense

172 Chapter 5: The Scandinavian Defense

192 Line 1: The continuation 3...Qd8

196 Line 2: The continuation 3...Qd6

202 Chapter 6: The Alekhine Defense

209 Line 1: The continuation 4.Nf3

214 Line 2: The continuation 4.exd6

221 Chapter 7: The Nimzowitsch Defense

224 Line 1: The continuation 2...d5

231 Line 2: The continuation 2...e5

236 List of Sources

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