Playing 1.e4 Combined

Playing 1.e4 Combined

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Developing a punchy repertoire with 1.e4 requires extensive research, mixed with fine judgement and a good deal of creativity.The repertoire is built around main lines, with many innovative suggestions that will cause no end of trouble to your opponents.

In a three-volume work, GM John Shaw supplies an ambitious and dynamic arsenal of ideas for White.

The first volume covers the Caro-Kann, 1...e5 and various minor openings.

In the second volume he turns the analytical spotlight on the French Defence, advocating his own favourite weapon for White, the Tarrasch Variation. The final part of the book begins the mammoth task of tackling the Sicilian Defence, by considering a number of rare but tricky options available to Black in this opening.

In the last volume John Shaw completes his state-of-the-art White repertoire by tackling the biggest challenge of all: the main lines of the Sicilian Defence. Just like the other two books in the series, this book is based upon a foundation of tried and tested main lines, boosted by a number of innovative suggestions that will cause no end of trouble to your opponents. Including the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov and concluding with the nefarious Najdorf, this book provides everything you need to face all the major Sicilian systems with confidence.

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Publication date:
May 28, 2018
Number of pages:
1000 gram