Hardinge Simpole

Openings in Modern Theory and Practice, The
Understanding Chess Openings
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By Keene, Raymond
ISBN 0951375784
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Classic Openings
Paperback  160 pages
Subject [Chess ] [Chess - Openings ]
Published April 2002
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In this stimulating modern classic, Grandmaster Ray Keene investigates the view that there is a polarity in modern chess. On the one hand are those who systematically analyse forcing openings, such as the Sicilian Defence, hoping to find the philosopher’s stone of absolute truth. On the other are those who deliberately select offbeat openings, in the hope of throwing well booked-up opponents off the scent. Are both approaches valid? Find out and improve your results.

Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.

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