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The beginning chess position offers White 20 possible first moves. Of these, 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.Nf3, and 1.c4 are by far the most popular as these moves do the most to promote rapid development and control of the center. A few other opening moves are considered reasonable but less consistent with opening principles than the four most popular moves. The Dunst Opening, 1.Nc3, develops a knight to a good square, but is somewhat inflexible because it blocks White's c-pawn; also, after 1...d5 the knight is liable to be kicked to an inferior square by ...d4. (Note that after 1.Nf3 the analogous 1...e5? just loses a pawn.) Bird's Opening, 1.f4, addresses center control but not development and weakens the king position slightly. The Sokolsky Opening 1.b4 and the King's and Queen's fianchettos 1.b3 and 1.g3 aid development a bit, but they only address center control peripherally and are slower than the more popular openings. The 11 remaining possibilities are rarely played at the top levels of chess. Of these, the best are merely slow such as 1.c3, 1.d3, and 1.e3. Worse possibilities either ignore the center and development like 1.a3, weaken White's position (for instance, 1.f3 and 1.g4), or place the knights on poor squares (1.Na3 and 1.Nh3).

Play 1...Nc6! - Christoph Wisnewski

Play 1...Nc6! - Christoph Wisnewski

Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Canít make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further!

Christoph Wisnewski provides every chess enthusiastic with an aspiring and all-embracing repertoire for Black, based on the initial move 1...Nc6, against every main line opening White can pl...

$18.96Everyman Chess, 2007/075 Stars

Beating Unusual Chess Openings - Richard Palliser

Beating Unusual Chess Openings - Richard Palliser

1.e4 and 1.d4, the main two Whiteís openings. The most played and known openings in chess, but: donít you want to play exotic chess? Arenít you tired of the same old routine? Donít you want to be able to see through a bizarre opening like the Ornag-utan when faced upon? Especially for those players Richard Palliser comes with the great Beating Unusual Chess Openings.

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$16.05Everyman Chess, 2007/025 Stars

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