Chess Openings For Dummies
Chess openings have been written about for centuries, but new books on
the subject appear all the time. The analysis of leading experts has been
augmented recently by sophisticated software and blindingly fast processing
power. New insights are causing reevaluations of even the oldest of chess
Chess has so many possible move orders, even in the opening phase of the
game, that it’s humanly impossible to commit them all to memory. Most players
become specialists on a very small number of openings in order to avoid
I looked at all these dense, technical, highly specialized tomes on chess openings,
and I decided I wanted to write a different kind of book. I wanted to give
average chess enthusiasts a way to choose an opening that would suit their
style of play.
But the question is always, which of the myriad chess openings should you
adopt for yourself? This book is intended to help you find the right chess
opening for you.