7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An excellent openings primer,
This review is from: Understanding the Chess Openings: How Modern Openings are Played: A Comprehensive Guide (Paperback)
Anyone new to chess or a hobby player can be overwhelmed by the vast libraries of opening theory. Most books are too advanced and assume to much knowledge of the game. They provide a wealth of variations often with little or no explanation in English of what is happening.
Sam Collins's concise book attemps to fill this gap. I would recommend this book to any novice or club player who is embarking on creating an opening repertoire. Having digested the nuggets of information contained in this book, the budding player will then be able to explore John Watson's superb 4-volume "Mastering the Chess Openings" (also published by Gambit) with profit.