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More Chess Openings

Traps and Zaps 2

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From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes a collection of 200 brand-new openings, drills, and skills for players of all levels.

The opening is one of the most important parts of the chess game. Weaken your pawns by mistake, and they’re taken. Attack wildly and haphazardly, and your pieces are picked off. Misuse your queen, and it’s trapped. Carelessly neglect development, and you’re mated. You’ve scarcely begun, and the game is over. But with this handy guide, you can avoid these perils and pitfalls.

Including over 200 traps and 200 zaps, More Chess Openings presents everyday errors in openings and their immediate refutations. With detailed instruction and his usual precise explanation, Pandolfini teaches the defenses necessary to ward off the toughest opponents, including:

*Sicilian Defense
*Caro-Kann Defense
*Modern Defense
*Alekhine Defense
*French Defense
*Pirc Defense
*Center Counter Defense

Photo Credit: Brian Killigrew

Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world’s most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS’s coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. He is a regular columnist for Chess Life, the bible of the chess world, and continues to coach young players professionally and consults for CEOs from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Pandolfini also created over 300 hypothetical games as a consultant for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. He lives in New York City.

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