Starting Out: The English

Starting Out: The English

by Neil McDonald

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Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening.

The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world's top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry. In this groundbreaking book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald revisits the basic principles behind the English and its many variations. Throughout this easy-to-read guide the reader is aided by a wealth of notes, tips and warnings from the author, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. This book is ideal for the improving player.

* Written by an openings expert
* All the important lines are covered
* A back-to-basics look at one of the most important openings

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857443226
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Series: Starting Out - Everyman Chess Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 342,982
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

English Grandmaster Neil McDonald is an experienced player on the international chess circuit, with a string of tournament successes. He is a respected chess coach, who has trained many of England's strongest junior players. McDonald is also a talented chess writer and has many outstanding works to his name. Earlier Everyman books include Concise Chess Endings and Concise Chess Openings.


In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Neil McDonald goes back to the basics of the English, studying the key principles of its many variations. This book is part of a series, which also includes Starting Out: The Sicilian, Starting Out: The Nimzo Indian, Starting Out: The French, Starting Out: The King's Indian, Starting Out: The Caro Kann, Starting Out: The Queen's Gambit Declined and Starting Out: The Ruy Lopez.

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