The Book consist of 202 short "openers" typical of average players, arranged according to the classical opening variations and by level of difficulty. Each example includes:

- the name of the overriding tactic;

- the name of the opening;

- a scenario that sets up the tactic to be learned; 

- an interpretation that explains why the loser went wrong, how he could have avoided the trap, and what he should have done instead;

- a review of important principles and useful guidelines to reinforce each lesson.

Chess openings: Traps and Zaps. Bruce Pandolfini