The Guide to the English Opening: 1...e5 by Carsten Hansen
The first detailed coverage of this important opening complex for twenty years
A reprint of the 1999 classic! The 1...e5 systems of the English Opening lead to positions rich in tactical and strategic subtleties, making them suitable for players of all standards and temperaments. These lines have not been properly covered in chess literature for twenty years, and this thoroughly researched book fills a gaping void. The main systems covered include the Reversed Dragon, where the position is balanced on a tactical knife-edge; the tense Closed lines, where Black adopts a King's Indian set-up; the fashionable lines with a very early ...Bb4; and the main lines of the English Four Knights, as used in many top-level games.
The unique GAMBIT System makes it easy to use the book to the maximum practical advantage. "Quick Summaries" introduce the main themes of each system, where appropriate suggesting a coherent repertoire of reliable lines. Then comes detailed, unbiased coverage of all the critical lines, for reference and detailed study. Whether you're looking for a quick ! ! introduction to an opening system for surprise use, a refresher course in a favorite opening, or to research an opening deeply, the GAMBIT Guide is the ideal choice.ISBN-13: 978-1731508256, Paperback, 276 pages, self-published
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