Starting Out

Starting Out

1 E4!

Book - 2006
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In Starting Out with 1 e4 Grandmaster Neil McDonald provides the reader with a strong and trustworthy repertoire with the white pieces based on the opening move 1 e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed
Publisher: London [England] : Gloucester Publishers ; Guilford, Conn. : Distributed in North America by The Globe Pequot Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9781857444162
Branch Call Number: 794.122 M135o
Characteristics: 200 p. : ill.


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Dec 29, 2012

This is would probably be an excellent book to use as an intoduction to the ideas of the recommended lines, but should not and cannot be used as a complete repertoire book. The coverage of the lines is enormously biased in White's favour, and often games were picked where Black blunders out of the opening, with main lines relegated to footnotes. Many key explanations and lines are left out. For players rated under, say, 1600, the info given may, and I mean may, be enough in order to play these lines, but for Class A and above, it's very insufficient.

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