Herman Grooten – Understanding before Moving: Part 1 (Extended Revised 2nd Edition)
In my view the average club player will be more pleased with an opening book in which a profusion of ideas is offered. If this is also structured, you can hope that the readers will acquire the necessary understanding of standard positions. On the basis of this guideline, developing an opening repertoire could easily turn into a pleasant pastime. Together with my Belgian chess pal Daniel Vanheirzeele, the owner of Thinkers Publishing, I have been enabled to discuss the backgrounds of openings in a much more detailed manner, something I couldn’t do in my article series because of the lack of space.
We hope to take the reader from the opening into the unfathomable depths of grandmaster chess. Here we try in a way of our very own to give a full explanation of the many plans, ideas and concepts that remain often hidden under the surface. In this way we hope to give the club player something to hold on to, as he really wants the question answered: how to continue if the opponent deviates from the theory?