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Standard Chess Openings

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
A comprehensive guide to opening chess play for players at all levels. The book covers 1000 important chess openings and variations and features discussion and analysis on each so that players can learn to understand the concepts behind them. It includes 365 completely annotated games.
Paperback, 768 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Cardoza Publishing
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Apr 24, 2009 Corey rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Widely criticized in comparison to other single-volume opening books like MCO, Eric Schiller's Standard Chess Openings actually takes a very different approach. The fact is, no single book can come close to being a comprehensive treatise on openings. And with today's computerized databases, this purpose is obsolete anyway. Schiller's book, in contrast, attempts to explain the key ideas behind the major openings with a small set of illustrative games. If you like to memorize variations, don't buy ...more
Agree with the other reviewers. Doesn't even come close to the detail and variations found in other chess opening books (ex. Modern Chess Openings).

Still, there's a flip side to this coin.

This book is actually kind of fun to read. You aren't just looking at countless variations of openings, but you are seeing real games utilizing those opening along with Schiller's instructive and thoughtful commentary regarding the same.
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