Mastering the Chess Openings - Volume 1

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Fundamental Ideas to Apply to your Openings for Substantial Improvement!
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.

IM John Watson explains not only the ideas & 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.

VOLUME ONE includes discussion on Open & Semi-Open games, particularly most all King's Pawn openings.