Quality Chess · December 2010
Paperback · 432 pp.
GM Mihail Marin continues with his 1.c4 English Opening
repertoire. He sticks to his guns, with 2.g3 as the answer to all
serious Black defenses, playing in the spirit of the true English.
Marin shares his insights on the Reti (1.Nf3) move order.
He argues that the best chance for White to preserve the advantage
and stay in the realm of the English Opening is with 1.c4.
The Botvinnik System he advocates as the antidote to the
King's Indian (c4/e4/Nc3/Nge2) is not possible after an early
We also get recipes for the Queen's Indian, Dutch,
and Anglo-Grünfeld. Plus his handling
of e6, c6 and the Triangle, sure to
put a smile on the face of Gambiteers
when the c4 pawn is given as bait in return for active