Chess Openings for Beginners
Make your first move with confidence
During a chess match, your opening strategy can determine how the rest of the game will go—but how do you know which strategy to use? Stick to the most effective techniques, master the five opening principles, and become a worthy opponent with this beginner-friendly guide to the top 25 openers, from the Scotch Game to the French Defense.
What sets this book apart from other chess strategy books:
- Step-by-step advice—Start with a refresher on chess basics, then find clear and thorough explanations of each opening strategy, complete with illustrations.
- The most common variants—Be ready for anything with tips for executing other popular variations of each opener.
- Ways to practice what you’ve learned—Try sample chess scenarios that challenge you to come up with the next move and test your new skills.
Plan your strategy and take on the competition with Chess Openings for Beginners.