About the Author
Alexander Raetsky is a Russian International Master and an experienced competitor on the chess tournament circuit. He's also a skilled writer and has been a frequent contributor to the famous Russian magazine 64 and the internationally renowned publication New In Chess. His first book for Everyman, Meeting 1 e4, was very well received by the chess-playing public.
Maxim Chetverik, also from Russia, is a FIDE Master and a renowned openings theoretician. This is his first major work for Everyman.
The 1...e5 variation of the English Opening, sometimes referred to as the reversed Sicilian, leads to a diversity of stimulating positions. From wild tactical mêlées to slow positional battles, there are variations here to suit all styles. In this book, renowned opening theoreticians Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik explain in detail the positional and tactical possibilities for both White and Black.