Starting Out: 1.d4 and 1.e4: Two Books in One Volume (K-5269)

K-5269

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Compilation of the following two titles: 
- Cox - Starting out: 1.d4! 
- McDonald - Starting out: 1.e4! 

Building and maintaining a chess opening repertoire can be a demanding task — for a start there are an enormous number of different lines to choose from. There’s a strong temptation amongst aspiring players to opt solely for tricky lines in order to snare unsuspecting opponents, but this approach has only short term value.

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Language versions English
Author / Authors John Cox, Neil McDonald
Publisher Everyman Chess
Publication date 1st edition 2017
Pages 439
ISBN 9781781943946
Hardcover No
Paperback Yes
Downloadable No
Width 15.2 cm
Height 22.7 cm

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As you progress and your opponents become stronger, very often these lines don’t stand up to close scrutiny and suddenly you are back to square one with no suitable opening weapons. In these two books, brought together now for the first time in one volume, John Cox and Neil McDonald solve the perennial problems by providing the reader with strong and trusty repertoires with white pieces based on the popular opening moves of 1.d4 and 1.e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. These books have plenty of notes, tips and warnings throughout to help the reader to absorb ideas. John Cox is an International Master and former British Junior Champion. His initial works: Starting Out: Alekhine’s Defence and Dealing with D4 Deviations, have already established him as a writer with impressive credentials. English Grandmaster Neil McDonald is an experienced and successful player on the international chess circuit. McDonald is also a talented chess writer and has many outstanding works to his name. Earlier books include Concise Chess Openings and Starting Out: The Dutch Defence.

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Starting out: 1 e4!

005 Introduction

007 Open Games

007 1 e4 e5

048 The Sicilian

048 2 Sicilian: Introduction and Classical

058 3 Sicilian Scheveningen

069 4 Sicilian Najdorf

081 5 Sicilian Dragon

094 6 Sicilian Sveshnikov (and Kalashnikov)

108 7 Sicilian Taimanov (and other variations)

125 Black's Other Defences

125 8 Alekhine's Defence

134 9 Caro-Kann Defence

146 10 Scandinavian (and 1...Nc6)

161 11 Pirc and other Fianchetto Defences

173 12 French Defence

194 Index of Variations

199 Index of Complete Games


Starting out: 1 d4!

004 Bibliography

007 Introduction

The Indian Defences

011 1 The King's Indian

040 2 The Grünfeld

060 3 The Nimzo-lndian

085 4 The Benoni and Benko

The Oueen's Gambit

103 5 The Oueen's Gambit Declined

124 6 The Oueen's Gambit Accepted

144 7 The Slav

169 8 The Semi-Slav

194 9 The Albin and the Chigorin

Black's Other Defences

204 10 The Dutch

219 11 Rare but Tricky Tries

234 Index of Variations

238 Index of Complete Games

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Starting Out: 1.d4 and 1.e4: Two Books in One Volume (K-5269)

Starting Out: 1.d4 and 1.e4: Two Books in One Volume (K-5269)

Compilation of the following two titles: 
- Cox - Starting out: 1.d4! 
- McDonald - Starting out: 1.e4! 

Building and maintaining a chess opening repertoire can be a demanding task — for a start there are an enormous number of different lines to choose from. There’s a strong temptation amongst aspiring players to opt solely for tricky lines in order to snare unsuspecting opponents, but this approach has only short term value.

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