English | January 14, 2020 | ISBN: 1660738881 | 188 pages | PDF | 7.63 Mb
Whether you call it mistakes, goofs, faux pas, bad moves, or blunders, we all make them.
An opening blunder is usually more than a small mistake or error that can be overcome by accurate play. It is usually a very bad miscalculation that often leads to a quick loss of the game. Opening blunders arise from the player not familiar with the opening and not seeing something obvious to prevent such a blunder. The thing is to learn from them. Great chess players study the mistakes of others in order to avoid them themselves. There is a strong correlation between blunders and strength of player or rating. The highly rated players blunder much less frequently than the lower-rated players, especially in the opening where the stronger player has more knowledge of traps and best play during the opening.This book is filled with hundreds of games categorized by openings that not only show you the blunders but show you the better moves. These games are from novice players to grandmasters and indexes them all to play, practice, learn from and enjoy!