This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
The English Opening is a popular choice, from club level all the way through to world champions. Its flexibility allows players to choose from a number of different set-ups - positional or aggressive, classical or hypermodern. It also appeals to those who prefer learning opening ideas to memorizing reams of theory. In this book, Steve Giddins invites you to join him in studying the English and its many variations. He examines instructive games, covers the most important lines and provides answers to all the key questions.
- Essential guidance and training in the English Opening
- Important ideas absorbed by continued practice
- Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
Steve Giddins is a FIDE Master and a former editor of British Chess Magazine . He's the author of several outstanding books and is well known for his clarity and no-nonsense advice.
005 Series Foreword
011 1 ...e5 Lines
104 2 ...c5 Lines
141 3 The Mikenas System
161 4 Anti-QGD, Slav and Hedgehog Lines
214 5 Anti-GrŁnfeld, Kingīs Indian and Dutch Lines
254 Building a Repertoire
268 Index of Variations
270 Index of Games