Shop | March 28, 2008 16:12

"The best repertoire book ever written"

Jeremy Silman called Beating the Open Games by Mihail Marin "the best repertoire book ever written".

Now the second edition of this classic has appeared, and it is even better, with 48 extra pages of updates, corrections and expansions.

Marin reveals his own opening repertoire after 1.e4 e5 but does much more than that. So good are his strategic explanations that Marin has in fact written a middlegame book disguised as an opening book.

In his higly critical review column in our own Yearbook Glenn Flear called Marin's work "sensational".

If you want to know the essence of the King's Gambit, Vienna, Centre Game, Four Knights, Evans Gambit, Giuoco Piano, Two Knights, Scotch AND the Ruy Lopez Exchange variation, then here is your book.


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