Opening Concepts – Errata and Adjustments
One or two early copies were released on CreateSpace. Since then a few modifications have been made, some already included in the first printing in October 2017 (Bristol Open and Cyprus Merit Tournaments.) Errata are marked in
red. Ongoing improvements and adjustments made to the book will be logged here. Please email us if you find a mistake!
p.10 Last Line of first paragraph now reads “increases accordingly 22 32 42 52 62).
p.13 Line 2 should read “.. shown in Example 1-2.”
p.15 Line 1 should read “In the same way as Example 1-2 (the previous 44 problem)”
p.24 The lower diagram should have four black checkers on the 13-point.
p.26 Line 5 now reads “difficult for Black to escape his back checkers
p.43 Line 8 should read “Again we suggest memorizing the last two examples [1-17 and 1-18]..”
p.76 We added another Suitable Proverb: “Fight for a good point”
p.81 The first line now reads “Black should choose to play 24/20 (2)..”
p.101 Line 6 should read “escape to an area where she has fewer checkers,”
p.119 Line 8 changed to “using her builder” (changed whole paragraph to female gender)
p.130 Penultimate line now reads “you’ll still face many return shots after you choose 7/3* anyway”
p.142 Omitted asterisk in diagram caption “Figure after playing b/20 11/7*”
p.145 The lower diagram should have four black checkers on the 13-point.
p.207 Last line now reads “should White dance with both checkers.”
Updated Glossary Entry
Zone: Checkers that are within direct reach of making new points within our home board. These checkers in the zone could lie anywhere between the 1-point and 11-point. Please note if you have made your 5-point, then the checker on your 11-point is not in the zone.