Building and maintaining a chess opening repertoire can be a demanding task -- for a start there are an enormous number of different lines from which to choose. There is a strong temptation among 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 lines don't stand up to close scrutiny and suddenly you are back to square one with no suitable opening weapons.
In Starting Out: 1 d4!, John Cox solves this perennial problem by providing the reader with a strong and trustworthy repertoire with the white pieces based on the popular opening move 1 d4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. Reading this book will give you the confidence to play these variations against all strengths of player and provide you with a reliable opening armory for years to come. This book is written in Everyman Chess's distinctive Starting Out style with plenty of notes, tips and warnings throughout to help the reader absorb ideas.
Author John Cox is an International Master and a 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.
- A Grandmaster-style opening repertoire
- Written by a 1 d4 expert
- Ideal for those looking to improve, club players and tournament players
- 239 Pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Published: 2006
- Notation: Algebraic Notation