Series of Essential Chess Openings

My Books

I wrote several chess books that you can order online:

• Helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas • Gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste • A tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire • A reference book to which advanced players keep returning.

Chess Opening Essentials is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavor of how every opening works and explains the similarities with other openings as well as the differences. In addition, it also points to the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended.
Grandmasters Dimitri Komarov and Stefan Djuric, and International Master Claudio Pantaleoni do not propagate forcing tactical variations to be memorized mechanically, but explain what you should actually be trying to achieve when playing the opening of your choice. They include the main alternative responses and give clear indications for further study.
This thorough, understandable, and very readable manual gives you a foundation on which to build your repertoire. Beginning and improving chess players should get this powerful book before they buy any other chess opening book!
“For players with a rating up to 1900, this book covers a large part of the road.”
Schakers. Info
“It gives an outline of each opening and major variation, in turn, explaining the ideas and most popular choices for the benefit of elementary players. I was impressed by the practical advice given in the notes.”
British Chess Magazine
“All 1.4 systems are clearly listed and presented, without losing itself in endless variations.”
“The introduction to the Sicilian Najdorf is a small masterpiece. In general, the chapters on the big systems like the Ruy Lopez, French, and Sicilian are the best. Not only is the main line explained and the reader made hungry for more, but he gets enough strategic knowledge and insider tips to get, even if he plays the opening for the first time, into the middlegame safely.” Rochade Europa Magazine
“Well explained with a large amount of readable text. Buy it for the clear-cut explanations!”
Elburg Chess Reviews