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How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertoire
In this book, the first to focus on these issues, Steve Giddins provides common-sense guidance on one of the perennial problems facing chess-players. He tackles questions such as: whether to play main lines, offbeat openings or 'universal' systems; how to avoid being 'move-ordered'; how to use computers; if and when to depart from or change your repertoire. Giddins argues ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Gambit Publications
(first published April 2003)
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Don't expect a lot of deep analysis here - that's not what this book is about. This book does what the title suggests: presents you with various ways to go about building your opening repertoire. General approaches along with suggestions are given. Particularly valuable are the portions that deal with what _not_ to do, and the section dealing with the information overload that hits you when going through the monstrous game databases currently available. I'm returning to chess after two decades a ...more