"A comprehensive guide to chess openings"

There are few things worse than starting a game of chess and before you get settled in, you are stuck with a bad position that has you on the heels for the rest of the game. This book will help you get off to a better start and select openings that suit your understanding and balance your chess studies.

Back to Basics: Openings will help you understand and play the openings in chess much, much better. It will also help balance your studies of openings, and give you a recipe as to how to obtain better results from your openings and how to approach a variety of situations relevant to our topic of openings.

The book covers critical concepts, including:

  • Opening Principles
  • How do I decide which Openingto Choose?
  • An Introduction to opening Theory
  • Opening traps
  • and much more


  • 004 Author's Dedication; Bibliography
  • 005 Introduction
  • 008 1. My Own Experiences with Openings
  • 013 2. Opening Principles
  • 030 3. How do I Decide which opening to choose?
  • 034 4. An Introduction to Opening Theory
  • 039 5. The Open Games
  • 084 6. The Semi-Open Games
  • 141 7. The Closed Games
  • 167 8. The Semi-Closed Games
  • 207 9. Flank Openings
  • 231 10. Where do I go from here?
  • 237 Index of Names and Variations
Back to Basics: Chess Openings

Auteur / Author: Carsten Hansen
Pagina's / Pages: 249
Uitgever / Publisher: CarstenChess
Jaar / Year: 2021
Type: Paperback