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This book offers an active Black repertoire against The English Opening 1.c4, the Reti 1.Nf3, and their siblings that arise after 1.g3.
Against the English Opening the authors advocate 1.e5; and the Keres Defence (3..c6;) or 3..Nc6; depending on White's 3rd move. Against the Reti and 1.g3 they recommend seizing space in the centre with ..d5-d4; or ..c6 and d5, followed up by ..e5-e4; where possible. They pay special attention on the ideas behind the moves, leaving the detailed coverage for the "Step by Step" sections.
Alexander Delchev is the European Grand Prix winner in 2004. He has played in many Olympiads for Bulgaria. His best Elo was 2669, current rating 2604. Delchev is the author of The Most Flexible Sicilian, The Safest Sicilian, The Safest Grünfeld and The Modern Reti. Semko Semkov played for Bulgaria in one Olympiad. He is a chess journalist and theoretician. He has authored Kill K.I.D. and four other books.
Published 2016, softback, 236 pages.