The golden rules of sucessful opening play are all too easily forgotten, even by Grandmaster. Using examples played by contemporary stars such as Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Yasser Seirawan, Nigel Short and Michael Adams, Garry Lane explains how to win your games in short order.

The key themes covered include:

- Chasing the uncastled king;

- Defeating greedy openings;

- Attacking the castled king;

- Springing opening suprises.

Victory in the opening! Gary Lane