Gambit · 2010
Paperback · 320 pp.
In the final volume of this series, IM Watson
zooms in on a variety of topics, to make this 4 volume
series as complete an opening reference as possible.
He begins with a look at the Reti, and fianchetto systems
employed by either color.
A full chapter is dedicated to gambit play, expanding on many
well known gambits. He takes a close look at
thematic flank pawn gambits, with b4, g4,
Chapter 6 examines f-Pawn systems (the Dutch and Bird),
the King's Indian Attack, and Reversed Double King Pawn openings.
This volume is rounded out by chapters
on symmetry, irregular openings, and opening preparation.
Watson covers a vast amount of territory here. He offers
crystal-clear explanations of ideas that should appeal
to a wide range of chess enthusiasts, from 1400, all the
way up to 2400!