243 Seiten, kartoniert, Reprint, Hardinge, 2004, Erstauflage 1979
Aus der Reihe »Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics«
An authoritative series: John Watson's systematic coverage of all variations of the EngIish Opening. V.S. International Master John Watson's classic work on the English Opening is still the only comprehensive treatment of this dependable opening, one which has always had a large following among the world's best players. Some of the finest games of modern chess, both positional and tactical, have begun with 1 P-QB4. By virtue of its extraordinary flexibility, the English can lead to unique and original positions at an early stage of the game. Volume 1 covers all lines after 1 P-QB4 P-K4, Black's most popular reply to the English Opening. It often leads to sharp, tactical play with attacking chances for both sides. The book is logically organised and unIike some works on this opening includes transpositional possibilities at all stages by cross-reference to other Iines. Watson's aim throughout has been to provide a practical balance of theory, discussion and examples. With encyclopaedic coverage and many original suggestions, this series gives the reader the ability to und erstand the complexities of the English Opening and to play it with confidence.
International Master John Watson is widely known as a player, author, and chess trainer. His books have won numerous awards including Book-of-the-Year awards for "Secrets of Modem Chess Strategy" and "Chess Strategy in Action".
vi Author's Preface
001 1 The Closed English: 3 P-KN3 P-KN3
040 2 The Three Knights System: 3 N-B3 P-KN3
044 3 The Keres System: 3 P-KN3 P-B3
058 4 The Modern Variation: 3 P-KN3 B-N5
075 5 Accelerated Fianchetto Reversed
082 6 Dragon Reversed: 3 N-B3 N-B3 4 P-KN3 P-Q4
099 7 Main Line: Introduction and 4 P-KN3
135 8 Main Line: 4 'Others'
169 9 The Smyslov System: 2 N-QB3 P-Q3
199 10 Various Systems with ... P-KB4
219 11 2 'Others' and 3 'Others'
236 Index of Variations and Transpositions
242 Index of Significant Games