Mastering the Opening front cover

Mastering the Opening

These three books are ideal for keen club players who want to improve and are seeking to better their understanding of the three key stages of a chess game: the opening, when the battle lines are drawn; the middlegame when the armies commence hand to hand combat; and the endgame, when theoretical knowledge can make the difference between winning and losing.

see also:
mastering the middlegame

mastering the endgame