In Discovering Chess Openings John Emms argues that studying openings doesn't have to be hard work - it can be both enjoyable and enlightening. The key to successful opening play is not simply learning lines off by heart; instead it's the understanding of the basic principles, and here the reader is guided through the vital themes: swift development, central control and king safety.
About the Author
John Emms is one of Britain's strongest Grandmasters and has represented England in three Chess Olympiads. He is also a renowned coach who has worked with many top players. He is a resident of the UK.