Building and maintaining a chess opening repertoire can be a demanding task - for a start here are an enormous number of different lines to choose from. There's a strong temptation amongst beginners and improving players to opt solely for tricky lines in order to snare unsuspecting opponents, but this approach has only short-term value. As you improve and your opponents become stronger, very often these crafty lines don't stand up to close scrutiny, and suddenly you're back to square one with no suitable opening weapons. In Starting Out: 1 e4! Neil McDonald solves this typical problem by providing the reader with a strong and trustworthy repertoire with the white pieces based on the popular opening move 1 e4.
The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly
employed by Grandmasters. Reading this book will give you the confidence to play these variations against all strengths of player and provide you with a reliable opening armory for years to come. This book is written in Everyman Chess's distinctive Starting Out style, with plenty of notes, tips and warnings to help the aspiring player.
- A Grandmaster-style opening repertoire
- Written by a 1 e4 expert
- Ideal for improving players
English Grandmaster Neil McDonald
is an experienced and successful player on the international chess circuit. He is a respected chess coach, who has trained many of England's strongest junior players. McDonald is also a talented chess writer and has many outstanding works to his name. Earlier Everyman Chess books included Concise Chess Openings
ands Starting Out: The Dutch Defence