Grandmaster Opening Preparation There are hundreds of opening books available, full of deep
analysis, but many of them fail to explain the reasons for choosing one computer line over another. And
how top players distinguish between good and bad opening lines remains a mystery to most of the chess
Grandmaster Opening Preparation addresses such questions as how to balance computer
preparation with human considerations, along with a wealth of practical advice on how to go about
building the opening repertoire which is right for you. The book also provides an in-depth treatment of
the evolution in understanding of Isolated Queen’s Pawn positions, which will enable the reader to
become more effective in a multitude of openings, with either colour.
Jaan Ehlvest is an Estonian-American grandmaster, a former Estonian Champion, and a former Soviet
and European Junior Champion. Ehlvest is also an Olympiad Gold medallist and has been ranked in the
top five in the world.