Originally posted by KingOnPoint
Can anyone tell me where I can find just the "chess theory" ideas from people such as Marshal and Steinetz? Are there books which state the theory phrase only and then show the idea by picture? Such things could be about why play a6 agiainst the Ruy Bishop when attacking the Black Knight at c6. Also more advanced theoretical ideas could be stated as well. Where are the books of
I don't think there are books like that out there. You learn the chess theory by reading a whole bunch of books, not just one.
As for opening questions, pick up an opening book for that opening and read throught it.
A simple book is, The idea behind chess openings by Fine. He explains the idea of a6 in the Ruy Lopez and other stuff.