Paperback, 195 pages
Grandmaster and leading chess author John Emms presents a complete repertoire for White in the Open Games (1.e4 e5), based on Bc4 and the ever-popular Italian Game / Giuoco Piano. The lines he advocates are built upon a sound yet aggressive system of development which can be deployed against virtually every Black defence, and the emphasis is firmly on the understanding and accomplishment of ideas rather than the difficult process of memorising theory. Emms covers both the main variations and the tricky sidelines, and highlights key areas such as tactical and positional ideas for both sides and crucial move-order subtleties.
This book offers a Grandmaster's repertoire in the Open Games. It provides answers to all of Black's defences. It is ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players.
John Emms is one of the UK's leading Grandmasters and has captained the English Team at two Chess Olympiads. He's an experienced coach who has worked with many top players, including World Championship finalist Michael Adams. He's also a highly respected writer; previous works for Everyman Chess include "Attacking with 1 e4" and "The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess".