Every chess player needs a set of openings he can trust. Use Bobby Fischer's favorite first move, 1. e2-e4, to begin your games as White—and know the ideas and moves that follow, no matter how Black defends! White moves first in chess and can, if he's well prepared, immediately put the pressure on Black. In this highly praised volume, three leading grandmasters logically explain a system of carefully selected and interrelated openings, covering all responses by Black! You also get a an informative review of every opening from White's point of view, even ones not part of the book's recommended repertoire. This book, together with its companion volume, Chess Openings for Black, Explained (available separately), gives you the most thorough explanation of chess opening ideas available. More than 1,700 diagrams let you study many positions without using a chess set.
This second edition is completely updated with the newest games and ideas.