How to Play the English Opening (Batsford Chess Books)

Karpov, Anatoly

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2007. Paperback. The English Opening, from the Flank Games group, was developed by Howard Staunton. In this opening, white avoids or delays the occupation of the centre with Pawns. Once considered a minor diversion, the English is now one of the main openings and all modern world champions have played it. Series: Batsford Chess S. Num Pages: 144 pages, 160 illustrations. BIC Classification: WDMG1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 231 x 156 x 15. Weight in Grams: 308. Series: Batsford Chess S. 144 pages, 160 illustrations. The English Opening, from the Flank Games group, was developed by Howard Staunton. In this opening, white avoids or delays the occupation of the centre with Pawns. Once considered a minor diversion, the English is now one of the main openings and all modern world champions have played it. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: WDMG1. Dimension: 231 x 156 x 15. Weight: 308. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The English Opening (1.c4) got its name because it was first used in international competition by an Englishman: 19th-century world chess champion Howard Staunton. But it achieved the great popularity it enjoys today with the help of a Russian: the author of this definitive book, former world champion Anatoly Karpov. Among its advantages, as Karpov demonstrates, is that it can transpose into many other openings, including the Queen’s Gambit Declined, the Reti, the Caro-Kann, the Sicilian with colors reversed, or the Polish any one of which may provide a winning edge by leading an opponent into unfamiliar territory. This kind of flexibility is what every player needs, and Karpov provides it with a thoroughness no one else could possibly match.

About the Author: Anatoly Karpov is a living legend of chess; he has dominated the world of the chess for over a decade as the world chess champion between 1975 and 1985. Garry Kasparov, the current champion, dethroned him and the two ideologically opposed Russians have had a bitter rivalry ever since. Anatoly Karpov is also the winner of the largest number of tournaments in the history of chess, with more than 160 due tournaments. He is considered the best positional player of history of chess and is the author of several other books on chess theory. He lives in Russia.

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