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The English (1 c4) is a fine choice for players who like to enjoy a wide variety of middlegame positions. One of its great attractions is flexibility and diversity: White can play... Read more
The English (1 c4) is a fine choice for players who like to enjoy a wide variety of middlegame positions. One of its great attractions is flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and the resultant middlegame positions are rich in both strategy and tactics. In this book, International Master David Cummings presents the reader with a complete English repertoire. The English is, by its nature, highly transpositional. Black can opt for a King's Indian-type set-up, a Queen's Gambit Declined-type set-up or aim for a reversed Sicilian position. David identifies promising methods to meet all Black's main options and efficient methods to deal with awkward sidelines. The English often leads to situations where there are opportunities to employ tricky move orders. David explains how to navigate through these successfully and avoid any unfortunate pitfalls. This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the English. *How to play 1 c4 with confidence*Emphasis on plans and strategies*Written by an English expert
Opening Repertoire: The English Paperback edition by David Cummings
David Cummings is an experienced International Master, who has represented Canada at the Chess Olympiad. He is a regular contributor to the opening theory website ChessPublishing.com, writing a monthly column covering the English and Flank Openings.
International Master and chess coach Lorin D'Costa examines the popular Queen's Indian Defence. He highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, constructs a repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions.
Grandmaster Nigel examines the Pirc Defense and its many variations. He shares his experience and knowledge with the opening, provides repertoire options for Black and tells you everything you need to know about playing the Pirc Defense.
This is an updated and largely expanded edition of the highly acclaimed Starting Out: The Sicilian. John Emms goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Sicilian and its many variations.
John Cox presents a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular Queen's Gambit Declined. He covers the sophisticated Tartakower Variation, the easy-to-learn Lasker Variation and how to play against White's other options.
In this book Matthew Sadler shares his secrets and reveals how to incorporate unorthodox openings into your repertoire; how to study middlegame situations and how to understand what is important in the endgame.
In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala studies his favorite Fischer games. Lakdawala examines Fischer's renowned skills in attack, defense, counterattack, exploiting imbalances, dynamic elements, accumulating advantages and endgame play.
Volker Schleputz and Grandmaster John Emms offer a unique framework to study chess tactics. The reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, checking for mistakes and missed opportunities in games. This training method resembles the real board situation far more realistically than traditional chess puzzles.
The Catalan is a solid opening system in which White combines the Queen's Gambit with a kingside fianchetto. In recent years it has become an increasingly popular choice at all levels of chess, and elite grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik have developed major new ideas for both White and Black.
Do you like setting your opponent problems from the very first move? And are you happy to roll the dice and take some risks? Then enter the intriguing world of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit! This title takes a modern-day look at the gambit. It examines in detail the promising lines for White and the most resilient defences for Black.
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