Chess Openings: Traps And Zaps (Fireside Chess Library) by Bruce Pandolfini
Touchstone; 9th Printing edition | April 15, 1989 | English | ISBN: 0671656902 | 263 pages | PDF | 15 MB
In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase.
Of the three traditional phases of chess play – the opening, the middle-game and the endgame – the opening is the phase average players confront most often. Unfortunately, though, many openings are not completed successfully, partly because until now most opening instruction has consisted of tables of tournament level moves that offer no explanations for the reasons behind them.