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For years I have been looking for a good general opening reference book that explains overarching ideas and strategies! And finally! Finally! I found it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I used to play chess when I was a lot younger. And I just recently got back into it with the help of a friend. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Allen Fulmer
I expected a book that relatively new players could understand and work with.
This book is definitely not that. Read more
It took joining a local chess club and repeatedly getting clobbered right out of the opening to realize that in order to stand much of a chance I needed to invest more time in the... Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by Matt Morgan
I'm currently reading the book (for the first time). I think it's a great book!
The method I am using is to read it first without a chessboard. Read more
I have this volume and volume 2 of the series. My impression is positive, except for two things:
1. This is a four-volume set. Read more
I own vol 1 and vol 2 of this series. The notations are written in symbols and show the destination move only. Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by Matt
This is a book about the general ideas of different openings, not the detailed variations. But IMO that idea is not really practical because in different openings there are... Read morePublished on November 1, 2008 by Mei Zhu Li
This is a must have book along with volume 2. It begins with fundamentals and goes into details carefully. Notation is clear and it is easy to read.Published on September 19, 2008 by Freddy Bullain V