Gambit, 2011 (2021 udgave), Chess Openings for Kids, af John Watson & Graham Burgess

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119,00 kr.
Varenummer: 00549hardback

På engelsk, 128 sider, udgivet første gang 2011
Bogen er udgivet i en robust hardback udgave.

Alle voksne skakspillere ved at det er vigtigt at få en god start på et parti. 
Det handler denne bog om.

Gør derfor alle skakspillende børn og unge en tjeneste ved at lære dem de vigtigste åbninger ("åbninger" bruges typisk som udtryk for de første 1-3 træk man udfører), så længe deres hjerner - modsat os gamle - er åben for indlæring. 

Der findes rigtig mange åbninger! Typisk med navne som "Fransk", "Skotsk", "Italiensk" åbning osv. 
Så det kan være svært at overskue som forældre eller begyndere. 

Nu får du hjælp af to erfarne skakspillere og forfattere, der har lavet en meget velskrevet bog bygget op omkring 50 kapitler med de vigtigste åbninger. Hver åbning får 2 sider, hvor du får forklaret hvid og sort mest almindelige træk og planer. Plus at du lærer hvordan brikkerne bedst spiller sammen.

Foto af forfatterparret: Burgess (til venstre) og Watson 

De væsentligste fælder i åbningen bliver også fremhævet. 

Bogen fremstår meget læsevenligt, i skrift og diagrammer. Alt i alt en rigtig god lærebog om et vigtigt emne.
Med testafsnit til sidst i bogen.


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Chess Openings for Kids, af Graham Burgess & John Watson


Min vurdering af målgruppen:
Udviklet til børn og unge. Men ikke helt begyndere. Jeg vil nok mene at børn skal have spillet regelmæssigt i et års tid (med forældre, bedsteforældre, skoleskak eller andet) for at få glæde af bogen.

Bogen er tillige et must for klubspilleren i niveauet 1100-1800, der gerne vil blive bedre i åbnings spillet!

Om forfatterne:
John Watson
er amerikansk IM. Han er mest kendt som en meget anerkendt skakforfatter, der har skrevet om 30 skakbøger, I 199 vandt hans "Secret of Modern Chess Strategy" både British Chess Federations "Book of the Year Award" og United States Chess Federation´s "Book of the Year". 

Andre Gambit bøger af John Watson: The Gambit Guide to the Modern BenoniSecrets of Modern Chess StrategyChess Strategy in ActionMastering the Chess Openings volume 1Mastering the Chess Openings volume 2Mastering the Chess Openings volume 3Mastering the Chess Openings volume 4Chess Openings for KidsA Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White.


Watson er fat boganmelder hos engelske "The Week in Chess". På ICC har han et ugentligt show "Chess Talk with John Watson".  Som træner har Watson træner navne som Tal Shaked (junior VM i 1997) og flere andre vindere af skolemesterskaber i USA. 

I privatlivet er Watson ingeniør, ansat hos "Hughes Aircraft", og har bl.a. koder til mobiltelefoner. Bor privat i San Diego, Californien. 

Foto: John Watson under "U.S. Chess Championship" i 2003 i Seatle, Washington.


Graham Burgess har skrevet cirka 25 skakbøger, lige fra generelle træningsbøger til åbninger om specifikke åbninger. Plus at han som redaktør på Gambit har redigeret mere end 250 skakbøger. I 1997 vandt hans "The Mammoth Book of Chess" British Chess Federations "Book of the Year Award". 

Andre gambit bøger af Graham Burgess: Chess Highlights of the 20th CenturyGambit Guide to the Torre AttackThe SlavThe Taimanov SicilianChess Openings for KidsThe Gambit Book of Instructive Chess PuzzlesA Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White.

Som skakspiller er han FIDE Master og tidligere "Fyns Mester"! (da han en periode var bosat i Danmark). Burgess holder stadig en respektabel rating på 2265. Jeg husker Burgess som meget turneringsaktiv, og tabte for mange år siden et smerteligt parti med hvid imod ham (jeg har ikke længere partiet). Uvidende om at han lige havde skrevet en ny bog om Aljechin´s forsvar spillede jeg den mest agressive variant med 5.f4:-)

I 1994 satte han en verdensrekord for "marathon lyn" ved at spille 510 lynpartier i træk. 

Burgess er tillige skaktræner. 


 Foto: Graham Burgess


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“Fifty openings and defences explained...very high quality presentation throughout” – British Chess Magazine

“I like the layout of this book, and its design makes it possible for readers to just ‘drop in’ on any particular chapter, learn something, and then move along....Chess Openings for Kids should get a lot more use by 95% of chess-playing kids than the more comprehensive opening tomes like ECO, MCO or BCO” – Rick Kennedy, www.chessville.com

“Highly recommended as a first book on openings and maybe as the book that will replace all the unread opening books in your chess library.” – farbrortheguru.blogspot.com

“...provides a very succinct overview of the main openings and the ideas behind them. ... my favourite aspect of the book was the set of pithy subtitles given to each chapter. Sometimes flippant, they nevertheless shed just a little light on the opening in question. ... one of those sentiments may inspire you to try the opening in question, and that’s exactly what the authors recommend” – GM Luke McShane, New-in-Chess

“There are many good books available to help kids improve, and Gambit Publications in England has some of the best. A good new instructional book from Gambit called Chess Openings for Kids would make ideal summer reading. ... The book is really an ideal way for a parent to help a child enhance his or her chess knowledge. It introduces kids to the otherwise bewildering array of names and variations of the openings. Along the way, it discusses every significant principle of strategy.” – Cecil Rosner, Winnipeg Free Press

“...a quality book that will help players of all ages and strengths. ... Not only will the player learn the names of these openings, but he will also have the basic ideas behind the moves explained in a very user friendly way. The book teaches the beginner how to place his pieces in the best possible manner. ... Players of all ages will benefit as well as the stronger player who will have many strategic and tactical themes revealed that are essential for mastery of the game.” – Patrick Foley, Sunday Times (South Africa)

“The first few pages go through algebraic notation and some of the principles of how to play the opening. Then we are into the openings with two pages being afforded to each one. I believe that great skill was required to do this because it is very hard to try to explain the key elements of any opening in just two pages – but the authors pull this off with aplomb. ... If this book had been available to me when I was learning chess at the age of 12, I would have more easily been able to work out what openings I wanted to play according to my own style and preferences. To have 50 opening choices in one very handy volume (and tremendously well priced for a hardback!) is excellent and parents/teachers wishing to work on openings with children – and indeed adults should obtain a copy whilst you can. ... Great for kids.” – Carl Portman, carlsplanet.co.uk

“...all major chess openings plus all the strategies...A lovely easy learning openings book!” – John Elburg, chessbooks.nl

“The idea of the book is to provide basic information for juniors on 50 Mighty Openings. Six pages of introductory comments, highlighting the merits of thing such as development, King safety and pawn structure. Then it’s on to the 50 Mighty Openings in question. These include all of the classics, starting with the Giuoco Piano and ending up with the Reti Opening. Each one received a double-page spread of coverage, with good notes and plenty of diagrams to explain the first few moves. ... The book succeeds in its aim. Juniors, familiar with the moves and basic tactics and now wanting to take the next step, should be able to strengthen their play and worry their opponents with some judicious name-dropping.” – Sean Marsh, marshtowers.blogspot.com