Tactics, tricks and traps! For casual players and club players. Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started. The chess opening is a minefield. The popular series Tactics in the Chess Opening teaches casual players and club players how to recognize opportunities to attack early in the game. You will also learn how to avoid standard pitfalls in the opening. This book explains, in more than 230 carefully selected and annotated games, all the tactical themes and typical traps of the main lines in the French Defence, the Caro-Kann, the Pirc and the Scandinavian Defence. After studying these brilliant surprise attacks, or just enjoying them, the adventurous chess player will win more games.
- Friso Nijboer is one of Holland's most active and most experienced grandmasters. He has played in countless national championships and was one of the top scorers of the Dutch team that won the European Championship in 2001.
- Geert van der Stricht is an International Master from Belgium and a former national champion.
- 240 Pages
- Publisher: New In Chess
- Published: 2005
- "Very suitable as a training book for youngsters. Kids will be thrilled with the fine tactics and will, while going at it, automatically absorb some of the strategic backgrounds.--Thomas Behrens - Schach-Ticker
- "A high quality product that is particularly appropriate to give the average club and tournament player an overall grasp on the dangers and opportunities available in a given opening.--IM John Watson - TWIC
- "Many of the games can be studied without a chess board and pieces.--Schaakmagazine
- "An excellent primer or book to stimulate ideas.- British Federation for Correspondence Chess
- "The annotations are to the point, detailed but not so much as to lose the reader. This book should be a pleasurable way for those below 2200 to master the fundamentals of tactical play in semi-open games.- IM John Donaldson