LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Importitall
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
Books > Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games > Chess > 0812917561
  1. The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings: Algebraic Notation
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings: Algebraic Notation

    [0812917561]
    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (79 reviews)
    Price R533.00

     pinterest 
Additional Information

In the opening, each player tries to control the center, set up a flexible pawn structure, develop the pieces rapidly and harmoniously, sometimes even go for direct attack. But there are so many complicated variations -- how can you memorize them all?

You can't -- and you don't have to! If you understand the basic goals of the opening you're playing, you will know which moves fit logically into its overall scheme. This classic, best-selling volume, now completely reset in modern algebraic notation, explains everything you need to know to play the opening sensibly and successfully.

Reuben Fine, an International Grandmaster, is one of the world's top players and a leading theoretician of chess. He is the author of over half a dozen books, including the definitive Basic Chess Endings.

Similar Products

My SystemThe Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions Into Chess MasteryLogical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic EditionSilman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to MasterHow to Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess ImbalancesWinning Chess Openings (Winning Chess - Everyman Chess)FCO: Fundamental Chess OpeningsUS Chess Checkbook Magnetic Travel Chess Set - by US Chess FederationChess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games
Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Reuben Fine
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780812917567
Edition
1st
IsAdultProduct
ISBN
0812917561
Label
D. McKay Co.
Manufacturer
D. McKay Co.
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
182
PublicationDate
1990-08-22
Publisher
D. McKay Co.
ReleaseDate
1990-08-22
Studio
D. McKay Co.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I won't say best ever because I like several but it is in the top 5-10. The player beginning to stretch his wings needs basic information like this. The book starts at a point = where?= wherever the author felt comfortable in trying to make sense of the complexities of a whole region of chess knowledge. He succeeds brilliantly.
There is no pretense of trying to make you tournament ready because for the higher events you need the latest and the best knowledge of specific lines. You don't know any lines? That is what this book does. It gives a general outline of what an opening (100s) is trying to accomplish and how to go about accomplishing that.
A club player finds himself wondering what openings would be good for him. Open game, closed game, attacking lines, defensive lines etc. Ideas Behind The Chess Openings goes into enough detail that a player can see if the opening suits his personality. if not he can avoid it, if so he can study a line suited to him in more detail... Read more
I get this book as a present for any developing players whom I feel needs or wants to learn about openings. The reason is because it is just about the ONLY opening book than focuses on CONCEPTS and doesn't have reams of variations where you can't see the forest for the trees. Apparently the marketplace thinks so too: Look at how long it's been around. Meaning: It's one of the few chess books that has stood the test of time.

-- WFH
Fine's insights into The Chess Openings is extraordinary. Although, in many respects it is very dated, the understanding he provides for the strategic and tactical ideas which underpins the Openings is timeless.
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.