Published in 2001
Fed up with having to learn so much theory?
Struggling to keep up with all the latest developments?
Then this book will be the answer to all your problems.
Grandmaster John Emms offers a new arsenal of opening weapons with which to attack your unsuspecting opponents. Starting with the move 1 e4, the reader is armed with systems against all possible black defenses. In each case learning ideas is more important than memorizing long variations, so this repertoire should be ideal for players who don't have the luxury of being able to spend countless hours studying theory. Each line is easy to learn and play, but will still pose your opponent difficult problems to solve over the board. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, b&w diagrams)
John Emms is one of the UK’s leading Grandmasters and has captained the English Team at two Chess Olympiads. He’s an experienced coach who has worked with many top players, including World Championship finalist Michael Adams. He’s also a highly respected writer; previous works for Everyman Chess include the best-selling Starting Out: The Sicilian.
"John Emms has taken a shot at the most difficult type of repertoire book, and he has come pretty close to hitting a bulls-eye"
"Emms has produced a very good and well-written book"
Seagaard Chess Reviews