Not at all worth in my opinion the publisher's asking price. Openings such as the 1. The Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings gives easy access to clear and reliable information for the numerous chess players who have competitive ambitions but only limited time to dedicate to chess. Content 004 Zeichenerklärung 008 A 116 B 299 C 415 D 548 E. The moves were taken from hundreds of thousands of games between masters, from published analysis in the since 1966, and then compiled by notable chess players. Thanks for contributing an answer to Chess Stack Exchange! These mini-databases are included in Chessbase Opening Encyclopedia, but they are not really comprehensive nor all that easy to search.
So the unwillingness on the part of the Informant and ChessBase people to string certain classes of symbols together lessens somewhat the power of their symbol system to convey information. I wonder how much my set of 5 will be worth in 10 years time. Some of the games are annotated by Carlsen, So, Kramnik et al. Small Encyclopedia of Chess Openings 3 rd edition Book: Hardcover, 672 pages. With fulfillment centers in Florida and London, England, we serve chess-players from all over the world. The lack of natural language makes the book relatively useless for understanding general themes in certain openings. Its key quality, unique among openings books, is a system of elimination which helps the reader to find the critical lines in the midst of the abundance of information.
There are disadvantages too, of course. I couldnt imagine lugging along opening books on the sicilian, caro kann, french, Ruy Lopez etc as an 1 e4 player and then also having several books to take for my black openings against both 1 e4 and 1 d4. Another important matter, even for a dense 671-page tome, is determining what material to include. And I love browsing a physical quality book. If one is not too concerned with detail, perhaps it is not so important to have a recent update.
Could a million game databases help people to master the openings? Then you'd do well to look up games played by Nigel Short, Rafael Vaganian, Smbat Lputian, Vishy Anand, etc. That way you will see all the main structures and plans, and the strategies and tactics which work - and don't work - for both sides. The Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings gives easy access to clearand reliable information for the numerous chess players who have competitive ambitions but only limited time to dedicate to chess. I don't know which level you're at, but if you are beginner to intermediate, I would suggest Everyman Chess 'Starting Out' series they will give you an excellent grounding. I bought my French Classical at that very same bookstore in Portland! Recent years it's much more pedestrian offerings, and smaller.
The Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length. Instead of five books just one! The Small Encyclopedia of Chess Openings came out in 2010. The key ideas have been known for a pretty long time now, so I see it as a test of competence for an openings source. The line with 21…Rfe8 is continued through move 30, giving the drawn game Svidler-Jakovenko, Foros 2008 in full. I don't think there has been a general encyclopedia released since then.
Yeah, I probably still would have bought it if it had been labelled correctly! If you're a strong player then I would recommend checking out Quality Chess and their opening books. The Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length. Study those games carefully, because those players have devoted a lot of time to the particular opening. Published 2011, hardback, 672 pages. The fonts are small, but even in complicated notes, it is easy to find the thread.
Aleksandar Matanovic Ed Could a million game databases help people to master the openings? Its purpose seems to be to show the consequences of any move you can imagine. It seems that amazon doesn't ship it. I think it is true! Instead of five books just one! This bookgives easy access to clear and reliable information for the numerous chess players who have competitive ambitions but only limited time to dedicate to chess. It's great as reference after you've played some games in the opening. If I hold my hand close behind a page I can see my fingers.
I strongly believe the best way to learn an opening is to play it and review your games against a good reference and a database, and to play over master games in the line you wish to learn. Re5 0-0-0 unclear, as played in the game A. Welcome to the 21st century. Moller Gambit: Last time around I protested that the most common continuation was ignored, and they repaired the omission! The bulk of the book consists of diagrams of positions and chess moves in International figurine , with special symbols for comments about moves see. I did notice one omitted game that should have been included, however.