Synopses & Reviews
Grandmaster Chris Ward explains the important ideas behind every major opening, unraveling among others the secrets of the Sicilian, the mysteries of the Modern and the fundamentals of the French. He emphasizes the need to understand the key elements of each opening rather than simply memorize a series of complicated variations that leave you stranded if the opponent varies from the expected route. This book deals with every important opening, focuses on the application of simple principles and has a revolutionary layout to help readers absorb the key ideas. (6 7/8 x 9 5/8, 144 pages, b&w illustrations)
A training book for the improving player.
About the Author
is a highly successful coach and former British champion His previous books for Everyman include Improve Your Opening Play
, The Genius of Paul Morphy
and the best-selling first edition of It's Your Move
. Chris Ward is a leading member of the younger generation of English grandmasters. He is a former British Champion and a highly successful trainer.