Anyone recommend books on openings ?

sta202020

or videos or  any material ?

ChessSOSYt

The books from Jeremy Silman are great, also the Chessbrah-videos.

NikkiLikeChikki
On YouTube there is a guy who goes by hangingpawns. He does very in depth videos on openings. For instance he has a dozen or more for the Ruy Lopez, maybe half a dozen on the Kings Indian, maybe 10 on the Queen’s Gambit Declined. There are a couple of dozen openings covered and is adding to them all the time.
RussBell

Good Chess Openings Books For Beginners and Beyond...

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/good-chess-openings-books-for-beginners-and-beyond

Chess Openings Resources for Beginners and Beyond...

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/openings-resources-for-beginners-and-beyond

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell

Ripley_Osbourne
sta202020 a écrit :

or videos or  any material ?

 

 

Of course there are good books about just everything, but when it comes to opening, you can find the basics of it in many places on the Internet, including Chess.com. Now, if you don't want to waste money on books you'll never really read, I advise you to first find out the type of opening you feel more comfortable with, then look for the related books... Well, that's my advice.

MSteen

There is a fellow on YouTube named Dereque Kelly who does some wonderful opening videos on lots of different lines. At a beginner level, though, I would not suggest studying openings very much perhaps look strongly at the Ruy Lopez (Spanish) opening from both white and black perspectives, and the same for the Sicilian. These are the two most popular and most played, and a strong familiarity with both will carry you for years. Better than memorizing lots of opening lines is understanding the ones you do play. 
To that end, I would suggest using Openings and Explorer on this site under "Learn" in the menu. Good luck.

Laskersnephew

"Winning Chess Openings" by Yasser Seirawan  is a very good introduction to the openings. I have also heard good things about "Chess Openings for Amateurs" by Peter Tamburo. Both books are more about understanding the ideas behind the openings and less about memorizing

m_connors
Laskersnephew wrote:

"Winning Chess Openings" by Yasser Seirawan  is a very good introduction to the openings. I have also heard good things about "Chess Openings for Amateurs" by Peter Tamburo. Both books are more about understanding the ideas behind the openings and less about memorizing

When returning to chess I bought several books, including a few by GM Yasser Seirawan. Winning Chess Openings was one of those books and I found it extremely helpful. I enjoy his writing style and he makes opening concepts very easy to understand. The last chapters provide suggestions for playing both as Black and White that I follow to this day. I have since purchased a few more of his "Winning Series" books. Well worth the investment.  Good luck.  happy.png