The Modern English Volume 1: 1.c4 e5
by Kiril Georgiev and Semko Semkov
This book aims to arm White players adequately against Black's most
dangerous answer to 1.c4 - 1...e5. It is written from White's standpoint,
but it should also serve Black players since the authors often discuss
several alternatives to the main lines. The focus is on the modern
variations 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 and 4.d3. In the last five years
they have brought 56% and 58% respectively.
Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev has been the strongest Bulgarian player for many
years. He was a Junior World Champion and a bronze medalist in Europe. He
has played in 15 Olympiads and also coached Bulgarian national team. His
peak rating was in the world's top ten. Kiril wrote the books The Sharpest
Sicilian, Squeezing the Gambits and Fighting the London System.
Semko Semkov played for Bulgaria in one Olympiad. He is a chess journalist
and theoretician. His most famous books are The Most Flexible Sicilian and
Understanding the QGA.Paperback, 212 pages, Chess Stars