Mastering the Chess Openings Volume 4 by John Watson

By John Watson

"IM Watson's writing is rarely below enjoyable and inspiration frightening. 'Mastering the Chess Openings' is a great and deservedly well known series." - Sean Marsh,

In this highly-acclaimed sequence, John Watson is helping chess-players in achieving a extra holistic and insightful view of the openings. He explains not just the guidelines and techniques at the back of particular openings, but in addition the interconnections of chess openings taken as an entire. by means of proposing the typical threads that underlie starting play, Watson offers an enduring foundation for enjoying openings of any type.

This ultimate quantity attracts jointly many issues in a wide-ranging dialogue of common beginning issues. by means of well-known events from new angles, Watson is helping us drastically raise our realizing of them. within the method, he covers a wide selection of commencing constructions and adaptations now not noticeable within the past volumes and provides an exceptional wealth of unique analysis.

* Réti and Fianchetto Systems
* Reversed Openings
* Symmetry
* abnormal Openings
* Gambits: Primitive or Positional
* common Openings

In the ultimate chapters, Watson provides his perspectives at the value of beginning examine and explains how avid gamers should still top arrange and select their openings for the extent at which they play. He appears on the way forward for chess openings and explains which abilities could be most crucial as chess evolves within the impending decades.

"In order to understand absolutely the fulfillment of John Watson, you must study the 4 separate volumes as a unified complete. He himself is keen on stressing online game of chess is a unified entire and never only a succession of particular and unrelated components (opening, heart video game, finishing) and this is often a great deal to the fore in the course of the sequence. through emphasising the underlying rules at the back of the openings, and by means of displaying how it seems that varied establishing structures usually have universal rules at their root, he provides the reader with a framework because the foundation for dealing with all starting structures, either universal and strange, with confidence." - Alan Sutton, En Passant

International grasp John Watson is without doubt one of the world's most precious writers on chess. In 1999, his secrets and techniques of recent Chess procedure received 'Chess ebook of the yr' awards within the united states and the united kingdom. He studies chess books for The Week in Chess and hosts a weekly radio convey on the net Chess membership. As a coach, he has labored with many gifted scholars, together with Tal Shaked.

"This sequence is written in this type of manner that anybody rated from 1500 to 2400 can be in a position to take advantage of it. this actual quantity covers openings which are much less proper for superior gamers, simply because they're going to occasionally come upon them, yet to counterbalance this factor Watson occasionally is going into very particular information. while in past volumes, the strategic discussions on extra renowned openings have been drawn in additional normal phrases for realizing the tips and goals for either side. The collective attempt positioned into all 4 volumes is really Herculean and will be praised as a gap ebook corresponding to the Lord of the jewelry trilogy. i'm astounded through the continually excessive point of writing in all 4 volumes." - Carsten Hansen,

"Watson is a lucid and sometimes provocative author who isn't really afraid to problem traditional pondering and switch conservative idea on its head." - Cecil Rosner, Winnipeg unfastened Press

"...a e-book any chess lover must have a glance at - if no longer for its openings, then without doubt for its common awesomeness." - Arne Moll,

"...far from being simply a gap monograph, quantity four is an oracle of functional recommendation that everybody would get advantages from..." - GM Glenn Flear, New-in-Chess Yearbook

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