This is the chess doctor's handbook to the very popular traps and pitfalls faced by beginning and intermediate chess players. Opening traps are the single most annoying stratagem, that is, for unprepared players. This book shows you how to handle these traps as both Black and White and to set the same traps yourself. Schiller and Watson provide practical remedies from both the White and Black perspectives to the annoying variations that opponents will often choose instead of the well-known main lines. For key openings, the authors provide two separate remedies to appeal to both the attacking and positional player. Unique charts and graphics make learning these remedies easy and fun! 266 pages
Eric Schiller is considered one of the world’s foremost chess analysts, writers and teachers. He is the author of more than 100 chess books including the World Champion Openings, Encyclopedia of Chess Wisdom, and First Chess Openings.
John Watson is an International Master and author of many chess books including the award-winning Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy and Mastering the Chess Openings. Eric Schiller is the best-selling author of 100 chess books.