The English Opening, from the Flank Games group, was developed by Howard Staunton. In this opening, white avoids or delays the occupation of the centre with Pawns. Once considered a minor diversion, the English is now one of the main openings and all modern world champions have played it. One of the most famous world champions, Anatoly Karpov, brings his sharp eye and extensive experience to bear in this concise introduction to the opening. Like the previous volumes from Karpov on the Caro-Kann, it is a rich book with terrific insight that is ideal for all players, particularly club players.
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I play chess professionally and when I studied the 30 English Opening games in this book, my tournament results improved markedly and my rating has gone up 200 points. Anatoly Karpov is one of the greatest chess players of all time and with what he can teach you in this book about the English Opening, your game will progress to a higher level. I've been playing chess for over 30 years, I learned a lot from this book and I can highly recommend it. Many chess World Champions have used the English Opening with very good results, including Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and the current World Champion, Vishy Anand. When you are tired of the standard e4 and d4 openings, you can turn to the c4 of the English Opening and discover a whole new, refreshing world of chess. The English Opening is a patient opening, but once you have all your pieces in place, it can be difficult for your opponent to stop you, let alone defeat you. Enjoy! :)