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By John Watson; Graham Burgess

Introduces readers to the names and beginning strikes of the most chess openings, whereas highlighting a number of devastating commencing traps.

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If you are looking for a simple, easy-to-learn answer to 1 e4 that gives White very little choice, then l d5 (la) is ideal. The only testing reply is 2 exd5, but any hopes White had of a blocked position or creating a big pawn-centre are gone. Black can regain the pawn in two ways, and look forward to developing his pieces freely. Of course, it isn't quite as simple as that. White also has very free development, and Black will need to spend some time recapturing his pawn. After the straightforward 2 ...

C2 e5 is like a Ruy Lopez ! MIGHTY OPENING 25 Open Sicilian: Introduction White picks up the gauntlet White's most popular and aggressive option is to play 1 e4 c5 2 tt:Jf3 and 3 d4, opening the centre and developing his pieces rapidly. Black will have to dig deep to defend his position against the inevitable onslaught. But if he can do so without giving too much ground, then he has great long-term prospects, with his strong central pawns and c-file play. After 2 . . d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 tt:Jxd4 t't:Jf6 5 tt:Jc3 ( 1 a), 2 .

Basic Positions of the Ruy Lopez la) Black moves 3 ... a6 forces the bishop to declare its in­ tentions. xc6 dxc6 see diagram 2a. a4 keeps the bishop, waiting for a better moment to exchange on c6. lb) Black moves Then 4 . lbf6 5 0-0 leads to this position. lbxe4. The main move is 5 . . e7 (pages 36-9). 34 8 7 6 4 3 2 2a) White moves After 5 d4 exd4 6 'ii'xd4 'i¥xd4 7 ltJxd4, a pure pawn ending would be bad for Black, so he must avoid too many exchanges and put his strong bishops to work. 5 ltJxe5 'iVd4 gives White nothing.

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