Are you: K.O.'d by the King's Indian? Nervous about the Nimzo? Intrigued by the English? In this comprehensive book for players of all ages, Grandmaster Kallai provides a straightforward, easy-to-use guide to surviving the maze of chess openings, covering all the popular modern openings starting with 1 d4, 1 c4, and 1 Nf3, as well as some of the lesser-known alternatives to 1 e4. Rather than present a mass of bewildering variations, as is common in most opening books, the author concentrates on developing a solid understanding of the ideas of each opening so that readers can start each game with confidence. He arms the aspiring player with the fundamental gorunding essential for achieving sound and promising positions from the opening, with an empahasis on formulating good plans for the middlegame. Hungarian Grandmaster Gabor Kallai has won numerous tournaments and is the author of several other opening books. The companion volume to this book, Basic Chess Openings, covers all of the openings starting with 1 e4, and is also available from Cadogan.