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Mastering the Chess Openings: Volume 3Mastering the Chess Openings: Volume 3.
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Watson, J. Product Code: 9781904600985.
Category: OPENING. Publisher: Gambit.
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Understanding the English Opening and related structures. For many chessplayers, opening study is sheer hard work. It is difficult to know what is important and what is not, and when specific knowledge is vital, or when a more general understanding is sufficient.Tragically often, once the opening is over, a player won't know what plan to follow, or even understand why his pieces are on the squares on which they sit.In this highly acclaimed and popular series, John Watson helps chess players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings.He explains not only the ideas and strategies behind specific openings, but also the interconnections of chess openings taken as a whole. By presenting the common threads that underlie opening play, Watson provides a permanent basis for playing openings of any type.This third volume moves on to flank openings. Watson provides in depth coverage of the English Opening, while drawing upon many themes from the first two books.Particularly in the context of reversed and analogous forms of standard structures, we understand why certain ideas work and others don't, and experience the concept of Cross Pollination'at work in even more varied forms than seen in earlier volumes.
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