Play the Open Games as Black, Emms John - download book
What is an Open Game?
Perhaps I should clarify the definition of Open Games. In general terms, open games are types of positions which are typified by clear lines, relatively few pawns and great activity for the pieces. More specifically, Open Games means the group of openings that begin 1 e4 e5. In this book I present a repertoire for Black against all Open Games, with the exception of the Ruy Lopez.
Characteristics of Open Games Open Games are distinguished by rapid development, open lines, early exchanges in the centre, early attacks on the king and plenty of tactical play. This is the main reason that 1 e4 e5 openings are so well suited to white and black players of the attacking persuasion. I would add that Open Games are very popular among junior players, who can benefit greatly by sharpening their tactical skills in tactical openings. Many of the best players begin in this fashion.
Author: Emms John
Title: "Play the Open Games as Black"
Number of pages: 225
Size: 2 Mb