Chess Openings for Dummies
Tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning the game from the first move
Part I: Principles of Play.
Chapter 1: Understanding Chess Openings.
Chapter 2: Exploring the Elements of Chess.
Chapter 3: Picking the Right Type of Opening.
Part II: Winning with Open Games.
Chapter 4: Gambling with Gambits.
Chapter 5: Opening Softly with a Big Stick: The Bishop Makes Its Move.
Chapter 6: Workin on Some Knight Moves.
Chapter 7: Employing the Royal Ruy.
Chapter 8: The Best of the Rest of the Open Games.
Part III: Having It Both Ways with Semi Open Games.
Chapter 9: Sharpening the Sicilian.
Chapter 10: Parlez vous the French?
Chapter 11: Anyone Can Caro Kann.
Chapter 12: Rope a Dope with the Pirc and Modern Defenses.
Chapter 13: The Best of the Rest of the Semi Open Games.
Part IV: Conquering with Closed and Semi Closed Games.
Chapter 14: Offering the Queen s Gambit.
Chapter 15: Declining with the Slav and Semi Slav.
Chapter 16: Getting Hypermodern with the Nimzo Indian.
Chapter 17: Fighting Back with the King s Indian.
Chapter 18: Grinding in the Grünfeld.
Chapter 19: The Best of the Rest of the Semi Closed Games.
Part V: Advancing with Flank Openings.
Chapter 20: Speaking the King s English.
Chapter 21: Getting Réti.
Chapter 22: The Best of the Rest of the Flank Openings.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid in the Opening.
Chapter 24: Ten Best Ways to Study Chess Openings.
Chapter 25: Ten Great Chess Web Sites.