Ep. 70 (S4 Finale): Chess Openings & Using a "Forever" Repertoire (Ep. 1 Reboot)
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This week's episode is our Season 4 Finale. SEASON 5 COMING SOON!  This is an updated version of the very first episode of this podcast, "Chess Openings and the Club Player." We cover: The main goal of the opening System and thematic openingsIs there an advantage to having the white pieces?Should you play complicated, theoretical openings?The importance of a consistent opening repertoireNeal's personal opening choices Referenced: The London System in 12 Practical LessonsWin With the London System Play the London System Starting Out: The French Starting Out: The Nimzo-Indian Starting Out: The Queen’s Indian Master the Hedgehog Structure (article)If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at [email protected]. Our links: WebsiteTwitterYouTubeFacebookE-mail: [email protected] Amazon links above are affiliate links which earn us a small commission on qualifying purchases. This helps support the podcast at no additional cost to you.
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