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Chess Openings for Black, Explained

by GM Lev Alburt, GM Roman Dzindzhichasvili

and GM Eugene Perelshteyn

with Al Lawrence

"Chess Openings, Explained is rich in ideas, practical and to the point. A must for every chess player."

--Anatoly Karpov, 12th World Champion

Every chess player needs a set of openings he can trust. Chess Openings for Black, Explained gives you a complete repertoire of carefully selected, interrelated openings everything you need to know to defend with confidence against each and every one of White's first moves. Plus you get a quick but informative review of every opening from Black's point of view, even the ones not part of the book's repertoire.

Here's what Grandmaster Glenn Flear had to say about Chess Openings for Black, Explained in the prestigious international journal, New in Chess Yearbook:

"It's exactly what many have been looking for but dont even realize it: a great book for really learning openings without just memorizing variations."

This book, together with its companion volume, Chess Openings for White, Explained, gives you the most thorough explanation of chess opening moves and ideas available. As a result, your whole approach to the openings and opening preparation, as well as your understanding of typically emerging middlegame and even endgame positions, will leap to a much higher level. So will your play.

Openings featured are the Accelerated Dragon, Nimzo- and Bogo-Indians, Symmetrical English (which may transpose to the Accelerated Dragon), as well as lines to play against less common White openings.

Roman Dzindzichashvili, the world's leading opening theoretician for over four decades, and his student Eugene Perelshteyn pack this book with surprise weapons, never-before-revealed theoretical novelties (new moves and plans) that can win you many games!

Three-time U.S. Champion Lev Alburt, one of the world's most sought-after chess teachers, makes this book easy to use and easy to read, even without a board and pieces. And he makes it easy to remember what you need to win chess games!

Former Chess Journalist of the Year Al Lawrence makes it all clear and to the point.

552 pages, paperback, more than 1400 diagrams

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