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"IM Watson's writing isn't below wonderful and inspiration upsetting. 'Mastering the Chess Openings' is a very good and deservedly well known series." - Sean Marsh,

In this highly-acclaimed sequence, John Watson is helping chess-players in attaining a extra holistic and insightful view of the openings. He explains not just the guidelines and techniques at the back of particular openings, but in addition the interconnections of chess openings taken as a complete. by way of featuring the typical threads that underlie starting play, Watson offers an everlasting foundation for enjoying openings of any type.

This ultimate quantity attracts jointly many issues in a wide-ranging dialogue of basic starting subject matters. through taking a look at known occasions from new angles, Watson is helping us vastly raise our figuring out of them. within the approach, he covers a large choice of starting buildings and diversifications now not visible within the past volumes and provides an excellent wealth of unique analysis.

* Réti and Fianchetto Systems
* Reversed Openings
* Symmetry
* abnormal Openings
* Gambits: Primitive or Positional
* common Openings

In the ultimate chapters, Watson offers his perspectives at the value of commencing learn and explains how gamers may still most sensible organize and select their openings for the extent at which they play. He seems on the way forward for chess openings and explains which talents should be most vital as chess evolves within the drawing close decades.

"In order to understand absolutely the success of John Watson, you must research the 4 separate volumes as a unified entire. He himself is keen on stressing online game of chess is a unified entire and never only a succession of particular and unrelated elements (opening, heart video game, finishing) and this can be greatly to the fore in the course of the sequence. by way of emphasising the underlying rules in the back of the openings, and by way of exhibiting how it seems that diversified establishing structures usually have universal principles at their root, he provides the reader with a framework because the foundation for dealing with all beginning structures, either commonplace and unexpected, with confidence." - Alan Sutton, En Passant

International grasp John Watson is among the world's most dear writers on chess. In 1999, his secrets and techniques of contemporary Chess approach received 'Chess publication of the 12 months' awards within the united states and the united kingdom. He reports chess books for The Week in Chess and hosts a weekly radio express on the net Chess membership. As a coach, he has labored with many gifted students, together with Tal Shaked.

"This sequence is written in any such manner that anybody rated from 1500 to 2400 may be in a position to take advantage of it. this actual quantity covers openings which are much less suitable for enhanced avid gamers, simply because they're going to now and again come across them, yet to counterbalance this factor Watson occasionally is going into very particular info. while in prior volumes, the strategic discussions on extra well known openings have been drawn in additional basic phrases for realizing the information and goals for each side. The collective attempt placed into all 4 volumes is actually Herculean and will be praised as a gap ebook similar to the Lord of the jewelry trilogy. i'm astounded by means of the always excessive point of writing in all 4 volumes." - Carsten Hansen,

"Watson is a lucid and infrequently provocative author who isn't really afraid to problem traditional considering and switch conservative thought on its head." - Cecil Rosner, Winnipeg loose Press

"...a publication any chess lover must have a glance at - if no longer for its openings, then absolutely for its normal awesomeness." - Arne Moll,

"...far from being simply a gap monograph, quantity four is an oracle of sensible recommendation that everybody would get advantages from..." - GM Glenn Flear, New-in-Chess Yearbook

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