NEW - 2nd edition. 548 pages!
A must for every chess player! Anatoly Karpov, 12th World Chess Champion
In this highly praised volume, three leading grandmasters logically explain a system of carefully selected and interrelated openings (based on opening 1. e4), covering all responses by Black!
You also get a an informative review of every opening from White's point of view, even ones not part of the book's recommended repertoire. This book, together with its companion volume, Chess Openings for Black, Explained (available separately), gives you the most thorough explanation of chess opening ideas available. More than 1,700 diagrams let you study many positions without using a chess set.
This second edition is completely updated with the latest Grandmaster games and the most recent theoretical developments.
About the Author
Grandmaster Lev Alburt is three-time U.S. Chess Champion, European Champion and a world-renowned chess author and teacher.
Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili is one of the world's leading opening theoreticians.
Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn is an up-and-coming young chess grandmaster.