Books on e4 and d4 Openings

letsplaychess1996

I have been playing the Ruy Lopez for a while, but I barely know any theory and would like to read a book about it. Against 1.d4 I dont really have a response. I thought about reading up on the Nimzo-Indian, not sure if it suits me though. Which book though? Or shall I answer 1.d4 with e6 and hope to transpose into a French since I started reading up on that recently?

kindaspongey
letsplaychess1996 wrote:

I have been playing the Ruy Lopez for a while, but I barely know any theory and would like to read a book about it. ...

Maybe consider First Steps: 1 e4 e5
https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7790.pdf

https://chesscafe.com/book-reviews/first-steps-1-e4-e5-by-john-emms/

or The Ruy Lopez: Move by Move by Neil McDonald (2011).

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627022042/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen153.pdf

kindaspongey
letsplaychess1996 wrote:

... Against 1.d4 I dont really have a response. I thought about reading up on the Nimzo-Indian, not sure if it suits me though. Which book though? ...

Maybe consider First Steps: Queen's Gambit

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7652.pdf

or Starting Out: The Nimzo-Indian by Chris Ward (2002).

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627075509/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen42.pdf

kindaspongey
letsplaychess1996 wrote:

... Or shall I answer 1.d4 with e6 and hope to transpose into a French since I started reading up on that recently?

After 1 d4, 1...e6 is reasonable, but I would think that it would be a good idea to be prepared for 2 c4.

PawnstormPossie

You're better off reading about the Ruy Lopez for now than NID.

You could look into playing e6 vs various 1st moves since French Defence is a subject you're already into. KID is another that you might consider.

 

letsplaychess1996
kindaspongey wrote:
letsplaychess1996 wrote:

... Or shall I answer 1.d4 with e6 and hope to transpose into a French since I started reading up on that recently?

After 1 d4, 1...e6 is reasonable, but I would think that it would be a good idea to be prepared for 2 c4.

I guess nimzo is a good choice then, since 1.d4 e6 can transpose into nimzo and french?

kindaspongey

Sounds right to me, but perhaps I should bring up the possibility of 1 d4 e6 2 c4 Nf6 3 Nf3.

letsplaychess1996

Mhhh there is Queen's-Indian and Bogo-Indian against this.