How to win in the chess openings Author:I.A. Horowitz This book shows you how to gain the initiative in the very first moves, and how to proceed to victory from then on. In explaining the purpose of this book, the author writes the following: — "In the numerous books on chess openings I've come across, the reader is required to memorize an opening by rote, is occasionally told via an exclamation poi... more »nt or question mark that a move is good or bad, and is then left hanging in mid air to reason out for himself the ways and wherefores. In this book I have therefore endeavored to present the study of chess openings in a logical, easy-to-understand manner, not beyond the grasp of the player who has learned little more that the rules of chess.
What I really ought to call the book is How to Understand the Chess Openings. Most players, however, are not interested in understanding; they only want to win. Hence the title. It is clear of course that with understanding will come many victories."
You will learn not only the correct moves, but the reasoning behind them so that you can apply it in your own games.« less