By John Watson

Such has been the approval for John Watson's ground-breaking works on glossy chess approach and his insightful beginning books, that it is just typical that he now offers a strategic commencing repertoire.

It is the chess-player's holy grail: a versatile repertoire that offers competitors genuine difficulties yet does not require plenty of memorization or continuous research of ever-changing grandmaster idea. whereas this publication cannot fairly promise all of that, Watson deals an exciting choice of traces that provide mammoth scope for over-the-board creativity and may by no means bring about a lifeless draw.

The repertoire is predicated on 1 d4 and a pair of c4, following up with methodical play within the centre. Watson makes use of his substantial commencing wisdom to choose crafty move-orders and toxic sequences that might strength rivals to imagine for themselves, delivering a real try of chess knowing. all through, he discusses recommendations for either side, so readers should be absolutely able to pounce on any inaccuracies, and feature all of the instruments to settle on the main acceptable plans for White.

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