The English Opening: Classical and Indian front cover

English Opening: Classical & Indian

Grandmaster Mednis concentrates his focus on practical examples such as what to do when one is unavoidably headed for or already in an inferior endgame position. He notes how most players often go from desperate suicidal attempts at counterplay or play passively, defending threats and drifting towards defeat. What Mednis provides is info on how one can balance one's play and make the opponent earn that victory. His examples are memorable - for instance, players are often reluctant to trade queens fearing it will blunt their attack, but often the opposing queen is a great defender without which the enemy's position often collapses. An interesting and rewarding read.