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In this book Grandmaster Simon Williams aims to find out how and why some players win a high proportion of their games quickly. He shows the importance of choosing the right opening moves and putting your opponent under pressure from the start. In addition he identifies typical mistakes which you should look out for in both your opponent's and your own play. A key skill in chess is to recognise critical moments as they happen and to exploit them with maximum efficiency.
Using 50 instructive and entertaining games which are over in fewer than 25 moves, Williams examines all the typical mistakes chess players make in the opening and early middlegame, how you should look to exploit them, and how to avoid falling into similar traps yourself.
The book covers many aspects of opening play, including gambit play, development advantage and pawn grabbing. Aimed at improving players and chess coaches.
Published 2010, softback, 192 pages.