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101 Chess Opening Surprises

101 Chess Opening Surprises
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Item #: GP3029
ISBN: 9781901983029
Format: Paperback
Author: Graham Burgess
Publisher: Gambit Publications
Pages: 128
Most chess players are fed a set of dogmatic chess rules about how the opening must be played. The result: stereotyped, unimaginative play. The opening surprises in this chess book land like bombshells in the apparent calm of standard openings and disorientate your opponents as they grapple with original problems. This chess book is a treasure-trove of unusual ideas at an early stage of the opening, yet running against the grain of conventional play. Each idea has quick-strike potential and is supported by enough concrete analysis to enable you to try it with confidence. All major openings are coveredin this chess book. There are surprises for both White and Black, deeply researched and up-to-date. Each idea is assessed in terms of its soundness and its ability to surprise and shock. A thought-provoking introduction examines the underlying concepts of opening play and considers how the standard principles need to be modified in the light of the highly combative handling of the opening now favored by the world's top players."Graham Burgess' "101 Chess Opening Surprises" explodes right in your face, with ideas in all openings ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous" - Lubosh Kavalek, WASHINGTON POST "I have tried out three of Burgess" recommendations in recent tournaments - all the openings went well enough" - Douglas Bryson, SCOTTISH CHESS "A book ... I almost wish I didn't have to recommend. I'd like to keep many of its little secrets all to myself" - Randy Bauer, RANDY'S REVIEWS
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