Grandmaster Tony 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, supplying players of the white pieces with a set of weapons that will equip them to challenge any opponent they face. There is an ideal balance of explanation and analysis, and practical examples illustrate the key themes.

Download a pdf file with a sample from the book.

"The best repertoire book on the English available" – Jeremy Silman, INSIDE CHESS

"Kosten has a nice, readable style, and he has provided lots of discussion of thematic ideas" – Randy Bauer, RANDY'S REVIEWS

"A sensible guide which will educate (and enthuse) new recruits to the English cause" – Tim Wall, BCM

"Delightfully readable and digestible... demonstrates that the English Opening can become one of White's most aggressive and ambitious of opening systems" – Raymond Keene, THE SPECTATOR

"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

"Logically and clearly presented" – Alan Sutton, EN PASSANT

" can't wish for a better book" – Schach Markt

"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