Thursday, December 10, 2015

4 Open Games 1.e4 e5 books for Christmas

The tenth day we consider the Open Games in chess books. Double King Pawn openings with 1.e4 e5 tend to resemble hand to hand combat. Many players happily play both sides in these openings with the hope to win. Since these are popular openings, you must be prepared. You need good tools that help you understand how to play the Open Games. Books such as the ones below provide you with good ideas to improve your play. You need to guidance to navigate the mine fields. These books give you good ideas.

1. Opening Repertoire: The Open Games with Black by Martin Lokander
The author demonstrates how playing 1.e4 e5 as Black develops your chess.

2. Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games: How to Play for a Win if White Avoids the Ruy Lopez by Victor Bologan
This is the companion volume to the grandmaster's work on the Ruy Lopez.

3. The Modern Vienna Game: 1.E4 E5 2.Nc3 by Roman Ovetchkin and Sergei Soloviov
The main idea is 3.Bc4 which I played for many years with 2.Bc4 and 3.Nc3.

4. King's Gambit (Grandmaster Guide) by John Shaw
This impressive tome is the current definitive standard on the King's Gambit.

My Chess Training Repertoire in the tenth issue covers the Open Game. Sign up for my email list and start getting it.

You may also like: King Pawn (1.e4 e5) and Queen Pawn (1.d4 d5)
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