John Watson & Graham BurgessSample pages (pdf)
This introduction to the chess openings looks at 50 of the most popular openings and gives a flavour of each with some sample lines of play, explanation of both sides' ideas and diagrams of key positions. The book is aimed at younger players who have learned the basics of the game and need to choose openings which will suit their style of play.
It is important to choose your opening moves carefully so as to reach the kind of position you play well and a helpful guide like this will give you a good idea of what to expect from each opening. The book also highlights various devastating opening traps to be utilised or avoided! After reading this you will have fun posing difficult problems for your opponent in any opening!
Chess Openings for Kids makes learning the chess openings fun. Playing these powerful openings will help you develop an understanding of how the pieces work together.
International Master John Watson is a former US National High School Chess Champion. He is arguably the world's foremost writer on chess openings, and the author of award-winning books on chess strategy. FIDE Master Graham Burgess has written more than twenty chess books, ranging from general guides to works on specific openings. He also holds the world record for marathon blitz chess playing.
Published 2011, hardback, 128 pages.