51 Chess Openings for Beginners by Bruce Albertson
rating: 4 of 5 stars
Great book! Simple, easy to understand look at probably the 51 most common openings in chess. It doesn’t get sidetracked by endless sub-lines and variations, and actually describes why each move is made, usually out to about move 6.
If you are trying to get a basic grip on the openings, this is the book for you. If you are looking for details or sub-variations, go for MCO or something more in depth.