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  1. Standard member rotk
    Orc slayer
    10 Nov '06 20:48
    Just would like to known if anybody has these books and what they think of them?
  2. 10 Nov '06 21:04
    Originally posted by rotk
    Just would like to known if anybody has these books and what they think of them?
    Never heard of it, in general though, I'd say that if you want to know an opening you should buy a book dedicated to that opening. For example, I wanted to learn the Sicilian Dragon, so I bought a book dedicated to it - very, very helpful.
  3. 10 Nov '06 21:42
    what's OTB?
  4. 10 Nov '06 22:55
    Originally posted by MoneyMaker7
    what's OTB?
    if you want to ask questions, make a thread devoted to it or search for one existing about it...instead of randomly posting an off topic question in another thread


    IMO, if you want to learn an opening, then cmsMaster is right, decide on an opening, then find a book devoted only to that opening. Books on a lot of openings are just too vague with each one and are of little help unless you simply want to know the basics of them.
  5. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    10 Nov '06 22:58
    I think its better to get youor feet wet with an opening by looking at grandmaster games, and this can be done quite easily by using chessbase, youll figure out the little tricks of the opening and its alot easier and less tedious than reading a book, than after you have the general ideas down and want to be advanced at it than read a book.
  6. 10 Nov '06 23:37
    Hi. .
  7. 10 Nov '06 23:38
    Originally posted by Orange Peel
    Hi. .
    Quick, everybody hide!
  8. 11 Nov '06 04:50
    1. e4 d4 2. exd4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6
  9. Standard member Tanuki
    Tonkatsu...yum
    11 Nov '06 06:38
    1 e4 d4!! Black's super pawn push...sorry haven't eaten yet, groggy...
  10. 11 Nov '06 19:58
    Originally posted by Tanuki
    1 e4 d4!! Black's super pawn push...sorry haven't eaten yet, groggy...
    Have a bite to eat first, and then post, because you will notice black's pawn cannot move forward three squares... well at least the way I play it.

    A nice series is the Starting Out series. Once you know the specific opening you want, these books are great to start with because they are simple enough to understand. IF you haven't decided what opening you like, maybe get Winning Chess Openings by Yasser Seirawan, which shows you all the major openings and ideas behind them.