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Chess for Zebras

White's right to move first in a game of chess appears to be a clear-cut advantage. Or is it? The author of the acclaimed Seven Deadly Chess Sins presents a completely original work on a topic of fundamental importance to chess players of all abilities White's right to move first appears to be a clear-cut advantage - but not enough to guarantee a win say the experts. So, perhaps this perceived advantage is not so real at all, and maybe Black has compensating advantages? Grandmaster Rowson investigates in a wide-ranging and entertaining discussion that will be of practical value to all chess players. He also provides valuable tips on building a Black opening repertoire that will challenge White to the full. A reliable repertoire for Black against one of White's principal ways to open - which will appeal to all chess players
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Jonathan Rowson became Scotland's third Grandmaster in late 1999, shortly after graduating from Oxford University. He was runner-up in the 1997 European Junior Championship. Scottish champion in 1999 and winner of the Canadian Open in 2000. In 2004 he won both the Hastings Premier and the British Championship.

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