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New Series: Simple Dangerous Openings

New Series: Simple Dangerous Openings

Feb 6, 2008, 8:33 PM 21

I believe a lot of chess players (and even masters) go about studying the opening in the wrong way. Too often, it's all about memorization and not enough about understanding. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I've seen too many youngsters in my lifetime who play main line Sicilian with twenty-five moves memorized. Well what happens when the opponent deviates!?

This is the reason why I am creating a new series called Simple Dangerous Openings. I want to show you folks that you don't need to choose the sharpest or most popular line to win chess games. I've taken twenty years of my chess experience, twenty years of finding openings that are easy to understand yet have a bite. Some of them start fast, some of them start slow, but I can guarantee you three things:

1) you'll never have to memorize twenty moves (or even ten moves) to get into an acceptable middlegame
2) you'll understand the reasons behind the moves
3) your opponent will definitely NOT have an easy game

I'll be writing my first edition this weekend on a very nice pet opening for White against 1... e5. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. In the meantime, I'm leaving you with two books that have been a good guide for me throughout my chess playing days. I am sure that they, like me, will be able to help you find simple yet dangerous openings.

Paolo del Mundo
FIDE Master (USCF 2403) 

Nunn's Chess Openings
Understanding Chess Openings

Nunn's Chess Openings

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