By Nigel Davies

there's no doubt that taking part in the Open video games is one among Black's most useful and but competitive methods of assembly White's favorite commencing circulation, 1 e4. specialists additionally agree that taking part in those primary openings is a vital step within the improvement of a chess participant, whereas relocating as much as the top point it presents the battleground for numerous duals among the likes of global number 1 Garry Kasparov, Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. it really is real that a few Black gamers are do away with via the likely never-ending variety of diversifications they are often confronted with, as White can opt for a among the King's Gambit, Vienna online game, Scotch beginning, Bishop's starting and a few wild and offbeat gambits. in spite of the fact that, in Play 1 e4 e5! Nigel Davies presents a whole resolution to this perennial challenge by way of providing a concise and functional repertoire for the Black participant, while crucially together with a responsible defence to the Ruy Lopez – White's most well liked attacking try out within the Open video games. Davies is the ideal selection for this topic, having been battle-hardened by means of years of foreign festival in those openings.

* a whole defence to one e4
* Written by way of a 1 e4 e5 expert
* All of White's attempts are covered
* contains White's major weapon, the Ruy Lopez

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