The new definitive standard on opening play, this comprehensive guide covers every important chess opening and variation ever played and currently in vogue. It includes more than three thousand opening strategies! Differing from books that rely exclusively on bare notation, SCO features substantial discussion and analysis on each opening so that you understand the key opening concepts. More than 250 completely annotated games (including a game representative of each major opening). One thousand diagrams! For modern players, this is the standard reference book necessary for competitive play. This is the definitive book on all major chess openings and a must-buy for every serious chess player. More than 3,000 opening strategies!
Eric Schiller is the world's leading wrier on chess openings. He has written more than 100 chess books including the highly acclaimed World Champion Openings.