Tactics in the Chess Opening 3: French Defence and other half-open games

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TACTICS, TRICKS AND TRAPS! For casual players and club players.

Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started.

The chess opening is a minefield. The popular series Tactics in the Chess Opening teaches casual players and club players how to recognize opportunities to attack early in the game. You will also learn how to avoid standard pitfalls in the opening.

This book explains, in more than 230 carefully selected and annotated games, all the tactical themes and typical traps of the main lines in:
 --  the French Defence
 --  the Caro-Kann
 --  the Pirc 
 -- the Scandinavian Defence.

After studying these brilliant surprise attacks, or just enjoying them, the adventurous chess player will win more games.

Jeremy Silman, author of 'How to Reassess Your Chess':
“Lots of opening ideas that can be assimilated by everyone.”

Thomas Behrens at Schach-Ticker (Germany):
“Very suitable as a training book for youngsters. Kids will be thrilled with the fine tactics and will, while going at it, automatically absorb some of the strategic backgrounds.”

Australian Chess Magazine:
“An excellent way to study.”

IM John Watson, The Week In Chess:
“A high quality product that is particularly appropriate to give the average club and tournament player an overall grasp on the dangers and opportunities available in a given opening.”

Rick Kennedy, ChessVille:
“A very enjoyable book that will teach as well as entertain. The games tend to be sprightly educational miniatures.”

Schaakmagazine (Netherlands):
“Many of the games can be studied without a chess board and pieces.”

British Federation for Correspondence Chess:
“An excellent primer or book to stimulate ideas.”

Paul Motwani in The Scotsman:
“All players who wish to hone their chess skills would do well to invest in a copy of Tactics in the Chess Opening 2, an excellent New In Chess book. (…) What an irresistible feat of attacking play.”

IM John Donaldson:
“The annotations are to the point, detailed but not so much as to lose the reader. This book should be a pleasurable way for those below 2200 to master the fundamentals of tactical play in semi-open games.”


More Information
Edition : Paperback
Publication date : September 15, 2005
Number of pages : 240
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 342 gram
ISBN : 9789056911621