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Beating the Open Games [Paperback]

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Acclaimed author and chess grandmaster Mihail Marin presents an opening repertoire for Black against the Open Games. This means providing an answer to 1.e4, but not considering the main lines of the Spanish Opening. This includes openings such as the Scotch, the Vienna, the Spanish Exchange Variation, and even the notorious Kings Gambit. Marin uses his renowned writing skills to explain the ideas behind each move, so Beating the Open Games escapes the standard opening book trap of being a boring list of analysis. Marin has based the book mainly on his own repertoire and reveals many original moves and ideas. After studying this book the reader will not only have an excellent repertoire but also a deeper understanding of chess.

I cant recall having seen a better book in the last two decades. -- Jeremy Silman, BCF Book of the Year winner Jeremy Silman

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Studio: Quality Chess
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 12, 2008
Publisher   Quality Chess
ISBN  9197600431  
ISBN13  9789197600439  

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More About Mihail Marin

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mihail Marin (born 21 April 1965) is a Romanian chess Grandmaster. As of November 2009, his FIDE rating is 2607. Marin's first major success in international chess was in qualifying for the Interzonal in 1987. He has won three Romanian Championships[1] and has played in the Chess Olympiads ten times, winning a bronze individual medal in 1988. For several years he was editor of the magazine Chess Extrapress.

Mihail Marin was born in 1965.

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Setting a new standard of quality for opening books  Jun 5, 2008
Ever since I purchased his book Learn from the legends, I had begun to appreciate Mihail Marin as an exemplary chess writer. So, in my drive to broaden my tournament repertoire against e4 I taught I found an ideal starting point to begin with - this book. Reason is obvious for many chess (amateur) players; a dreaded and obscure lines and archaic swashbuckling openings coming regularly to you after 1.e4,e5 moves. After reading casually through this book I realized in what misconception I had been. Handle his instructions, and this book would become one's best friend before beginning a serious study of Ruy Lopez proper. Now, after reading this one, I ordered his Spanish main lines book in a wish of the same high quality as this in the book I am writing about.
Chess Writing Has a New Superstar...  Dec 28, 2007
and his name is Mihail Marin. The combination of ECO-style columns of variations and in-depth coverage of games, variations and ideas makes this and its companion volume, A SPANISH REPERTOIRE FOR BLACK, the new gold standard in repertoire books. I cannot say enough for the quality of the writing; it has to be experienced to be appreciated.

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