ALAN SCOTT

THE CHESS OPENINGS GUIDE

With 21 of the most famous chess openings

This book covers the chess openings in a very original and very effective way.

The era of books 200 pages long to explain a single opening is over! In this book, no less than 21 openings are explained to you.

The tools provided in this book will allow you to learn and experience very easily the most common openings. The variants and sub-variants can be viewed at a glance as well as their traps.

Learning the chess openings has never been so accessible. This book will become for you a real workout partner.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preamble

CHAPTER I – Tactics and strategy openings

Overview
The different types of games
The principles of development

CHAPTER II – Chess Trees

Presentation
Algebraic chess notation
Key for chess trees
Open games
Semi-open games
Closed games
Semi-closed games

CHAPTER III – Open games 1.e4 e5

Italian game
Two knights defense
Scotch game
Spanish game
Morphy defense
Vienna game
King’s gambit
Parham attack

CHAPTER IV – Semi-open games 1. e4 … all but e5

Alekhine defense
French defense
Caro-Kann defense
Pirc defense
Sicilian defense

CHAPTER V – Closed games 1. d4 d5

Queen’s pawn game (all but 2. c4 …)
Queen’s gambit (2. c4 …)

CHAPTER VI – Semi-closed games 1. d4 … all but d5

East Indian defense
Indian defense – Modern variation
Catalan opening
Nimzo-Indian defense
Budapest gambit
Dutch defense