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Quick Course of Chess Openings


332 pages, paperback, Beyer, 1. edition 2021

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Each section of a chess game - opening, middlegame and endgame - has a special significance. In the case of a material or positional disadvantage at the beginning of the fight, it's not easy to master the middlegame, and mostly there will be no endgame at all. This means that without convincing play in the opening you will not be successful in chess. For this reason, opening books enjoy great popularity. However, since building an individual opening repertoire requires reviewing a lot of material, it makes sense to look for a time-saving approach like the one offered by this quick course.

The author has tried to present all the important openings objectively and without paying particular attention to fashion trends. His work is based on the evaluation of a lot of games from tournament practice, supplemented by many of his own analyzes and those of well-known theorists. It can therefore be assumed that, after studying this book, readers will treat their preferred openings with greater understanding and will be rewarded with corresponding successes.

The author, FIDE Master Jerzy Konikowski, is a recognized trainer and chess theorist. His numerous books and articles have been translated into several languages and published in many countries.

More Information
Weight 530 g
Manufacturer Beyer
Width 14,8 cm
Height 21 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2021
Author Jerzy Konikowski
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-3-95920-991-5
Pages 332
Binding paperback

009 Explanation of symbols

011 Foreword

012 Introduction


014 Center Game

017 Nordic Gambit

020 Bishop's Opening

023 Alapin's Opening

025 King's Gambit

035 Vienna Game

039 Philidor Defense

042 Latvian Gambit

044 Elephant Gambit

046 Petrov's Defense

052 Three Knights Game

054 Four Knights Game

057 Ponziani Opening

059 Scotch Game

062 Scotch Gambit

064 Two Knights Defense

069 Italian Game

076 Evans Gambit

078 Hungarian Defense

080 Ruy Lopez


106 Sicilian Defense

146 French Defense

158 Caro-Kann Defense

163 Pirc Defense

167 Alekhine Defense

171 Scandinavian Defense

175 Nimzowitsch Defense

178 St. George Defense 1...a6

180 Owen's Defense 1...b6


182 Queen's Gambit Declined

210 Slav Defense

220 Queen's Pawn Games

226 Nimzo-Indian Defense

235 Queen's Indian Defense

244 Catalan Opening

247 Budapest Gambit

250 King's Indian Defense

266 Modern Benoni

274 Old Benoni

276 Blumenfeld Gambit

278 Benko Gambit

282 Old Indian Defense

285 Grünfeld Defense

297 Dutch Defense

304 Polish Defense

306 English Opening

315 Reti Opening

319 Larsen's Opening

321 Bird's Opening

323 Orangutan Opening

325 Van Geet Opening

327 Epilogue

328 Index of sources

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