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The Iron English

464 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2020

From the series »opening repertoire«

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Grandmaster Simon Williams was taught the English Opening at the age of six and 1 c4 was his weapon of choice until long after he became an International Master. For this new work, he teamed up with acclaimed theoretician International Master Richard Palliser to explore his old favourite.

1 c4 remains an excellent choice for the club and tournament player. This book focuses on the set-up popularised by the sixth world champion, Mikhail Botvinnik, the so-called Botvinnik formation with 2 Nc3, 3 g3, 4 Bg2, 5 e4 and 6 Nge2. This system is compact but still aggressive and rewards an understanding of plans and strategies rather than rote memorisation of moves.

In Opening Repertoire: The Iron English leading chess authors Simon Williams and Richard Palliser guide the reader through the complexities of this dynamic variation and carves out a repertoire for White. They examine all aspects of this highly complex opening and provide the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans.

  • A dynamic and easy-to-play repertoire for White

  • Complete coverage featuring several new ideas

  • Take your opponents out of their comfort zone!

Simon Williams is a Grandmaster, a presenter and a popular writer whose previous books have received great praise. He is much admired for his dynamic and spontaneous attacking style.

Richard Palliser is an International Master and the editor of CHESS Magazine. In 2006 he became Joint British Rapidplay Champion and in 2019 he finished third in the British Championship. He has established a reputation as a skilled chess writer and written many works for Everyman, including the bestselling The Complete Chess Workout .

More Information
Weight 780 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2020
Author Simon WilliamsRichard Palliser
Series opening repertoire
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9781781945803
Pages 464
Binding paperback

003 About the Authors

005 Preface

007 Introduction

011 1) Key Ideas for White

050 2) Kickstarter: An Outline of the Iron English Repertoire

062 3) English Versus King’s Indian

135 4) The Modern: 1 c4 g6 and 1...d6

233 5) Other Fianchetto Defences

281 6) The Reversed Sicilian

383 7) The Symmetrical English

402 8) The Mikenas Attack

438 9) Other Lines (1...c6/1...e6)

457 Index of Variations

462 Index of Complete Games

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