Starting Out: 1d4 & 1e4 by John Cox & Neil McDonald
Building and maintaining a chess opening repertoire can be a demanding task – for a start there are an enormous number of different lines to chooses 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. As you progress and your opponents become stronger, very often these line 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 1d4 and 1e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. These books are written in Everyman Chess’s distinctive Starting Out style, with plenty of notes, tips and warnings throughout to help the reader to absorb ideas.
About the Authors
John Cox is an International Master and former British Junior Champion. His initial works for Everyman Chess, 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 Everyman Chess books include Concise Chess Openings and Starting Out: The Dutch Defence.
ISBN: 9781781943946, 444 pages, Paperback, Everyman Chess
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