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Starting Out: Open Games

318 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2010.

From the Series »Starting Out«

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'Open Games' refer to a myriad of popular openings arising after 1 e4 e5: the Italian Game, the Scotch, the King's Gambit, the Evans Gambit, the Vienna Gam, the Bishop's Opening, the Four Knights, the Petroff, the Phildor and much more besides. In this book, Glenn Flear goes back to basics, introducing the key moves and ideas within these openings and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted in other works. He places particular emphasis on the lines that players are most likely to face.

The Starting Out series has firmly established itself as the leading guide to studying openings for up-and-coming chess players. These books are ideal for enthusiasts who don't necessarily have extensive knowledge of the openings in question and who wish to appreciate the essential principles behind them.

  • An essential introduction to Open Games
  • Written by a renowned 1...e5 expert
  • Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players

Glenn Flear is a well-known Grandmaster, an experienced chess trainer and a skilled writer who has many chess books to his name.

Language English
Author Flear, Glenn
Publisher Everyman
Series Starting Out
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 510 g
Width 15.2 cm
Height 22.8 cm
Pages 318
ISBN-13 9781857446302
Year of Publication 2010
Binding paperback

005 Bibliography

007 Introduction to 1 e4 e5

011 The Quiet Italian

035 Two Knights Defence

070 Evans Gambit and Giuoco Piano

099 Four Knights Game

123 Scotch Game

148 Central Gambits

166 King's Gambit

191 Vienna Game

215 Other White Systems

235 Black Avoids 2...Nc6 - Introduction

245 Philidor's Defence

267 Petroff's Defence

307 Index of Variations

316 Index of Complete Games

Starting Out: Open Games