Understanding before Moving: Part 1 - Herman Grooten
Understanding Before Moving Part 1: Ruy Lopez-Italian Structures
by Herman Grooten
From the Preface:
A wild and original idea does not often turn outto be a successful concept. This is true not only for chess itself, but also fora chess writer’s practice.Nevertheless, we believe that the fundamental concept behind this book is one that will prove very valuable to average club player.
As a trainer of both youth and adult players I look at many games of my students. I noticed many of themhad enough knowledgeof the openingat their disposal. Yet as soon as the opponent deviated from theory, they were groping in the dark. Be-cause howshould the game continue?
This book series is about that central question: what matters in the opening? What plans are on hand? Which (hidden) concepts are concealed in the currentposition that has arisen just after the opening?
We hope to take the reader from the opening into the unfathomable depths of grandmaster chess. Here we try in a way of our very own to give a full explanation of the many plans, ideas and concepts that remainoften hidden under the surface. In thisway we hope to give the club player something to hold on to, as he really wants the question answered: how to continue if the opponent deviates from the-ory?
We wish you a lot of enjoymentand growthinworking through this first book of a new series.