"The best repertoire book on the English available" - Jeremy Silman, Inside Chess
In the first book to explain the popular English Opening for many years, Grandmaster Kosten supplies players of the white side with a set of weapons that will equip them to challenge any opponent they face.
Kosten concentrates on aggressive treatments of the English - an approach that has brought him great success in tournament play. His book provides everything you need to start attacking with the English Opening.
* By a skilful writer with many years of experience with the English
* An ideal balance of explanation and analysis
* Practical examples illustrate the key themes
"Kosten has a nice, readable style, and he has provided lots of discussion of thematic ideas" - Randy Bauer, Randy's Reviews
Grandmaster Tony Kosten comes from England, but has been based in France for many years. He is a regular and successful competitor in international tournaments, and is so respected in his adopted country that he has been appointed trainer for the French national team.
"...you can't wish for a better book" - Schach Markt
"Grandmaster Tony Kosten, a great exponent of this line, makes out a compelling case for this opening. He conveys his understanding with great skill" - Craig Prichett, The Herald
"I found the strategic descriptions readable and easy for intermediate players to understand. The printing and general quality of the book is very good" - Paul Dunn, Australian Chess Forum