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Chess Openings for White, Explained

Winning with 1. e4


by GM Lev Alburt, GM Dzindzichashvili,

and GM Eugene Perelshteyn

with Al Lawrence


Every chess player needs a set of openings he can trust. Chess Openings for White, Explained gives you a complete repertoire of carefully selected, interrelated openings to show you how to win with White using Bobby Fischers favorite first move, 1. e4. Additionally, you get an informative review of every opening from Whites point of view, even the ones that start with a different first move.


This book, together with its companion volume, Chess Openings for Black, Explained, gives you the most thorough explanation of chess opening moves and ideas available. 


This new, second edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect all of the latest changes, including ideas from theoretically important games, books, articles, and the authors ongoing research.


GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, the world's leading opening theoretician for over four decades, and his student GM Eugene Perelshteyn pack this book with surprise weaponsnever-before-revealed theoretical novelties (new moves and plans) that can win you many games! Three-time U.S. Champion Lev Alburt, one of the worlds most sought-after chess teachers, makes this book easy to use and easy to readeven 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 I all clear and to-the-point.


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

     --Anatoly Karpov, 12th World Champion


For players of all levels.


548 pages, more than 1600 diagrams

Chess Openings for White, Explained Winning with 1. e4

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