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FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings

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* The perfect survival guide to the chess openings
* All openings covered
* Detailed verbal explanations of plans for both sides
* Up-to-date and featuring many tips and recommendations
* Insights into the 'character' of each opening
* Written by one of the world's foremost opening experts

The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players s
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Gambit Publications
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Ville
Sep 19, 2016 Ville rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gives the ideas behind most chess openings. Easy to read even without a chess board.
Robert
Nov 24, 2016 Robert rated it it was amazing
A book written by someone who REALLY loves openings - for readers who shares the same passion.
I believe that the most difficult thing for the writer was to avoid to repeat himself by using the common phrases time and time again - and I think that regarding that he has done a great job. Take, for example, how he introduces the Advance Variation of the Caro-Kan: "Strange as it may sound, theory of the Advance Variation is practically brand new.By decades nobody was interested, since 3 e5 was not t
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Jan 27, 2016 Jim Fox, Ed.D. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a great book that covers many of the basic openings in Chess, including e4, d4 and flank openings. It covers the basics of a lot of openings and the basic theories behind them. But it is an overview and does not cover any opening beyond the first 3 to 5 moves. But it is great to get a developing player started on openings and theory.
Rik Herrygers
Oct 11, 2016 Rik Herrygers rated it really liked it
Excellent book for chess players who want to understand the openings.

No advanced explanations though. Most lines stop after approximately 10 moves...
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