Index

Alekhine's Defense, 95-99 Bird's Opening, 225-226 Bishop's Opening, 49-50,53 Cato-Kann Defense, 78-85 Catalan System, 155,216-219 Cnter, 2 Center Game, 9-10, 12-13 Center Counter Game, 99-100 Colle System, 151-153 Danish Gambit, 61-62 Development, 2 English Opening, 219-224 Evans Gambit, 63-64 Four Knights' Game, 39-44,55 Rubinstein Defense, 43-44 French Defense, 66-78 Alekhine'a Attack, 74-75 Exchange Variation, 67-68 Gambits, 4, 57-64 Giuoco Piano, 13-17, 55-56 Canal Variation, 17 Greco...

General Principles

It is always true, though not always clear, that moves in the chess openings are based on certain definite ideas. These ideas form the background and foundation, while the moves themselves represent actual construction. In every field the man who can merely do things without knowing why is at a disadvantage to the one who can not only build but also tell you just why he is building in that way. This is especially noticeable when the prescribed cycle does not obey the laws it is supposed to then...