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Post  ChessCaissa on Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:07 am

I am a devoted, one might say obsessive, collector of older chess books, particularly those dealing with opening theory.

in the early eighties, John Watson, one of the most respected authors of chess books in recent decades, wrote a four volume series on the English opening. This series had a great impact on opening theory.  I happen to have volume 3, devoted to the symmetrical English, in both descriptive and algebraic notation, and also volume 4, dealing with flank defences, and also ones leading to French and Slav-like positions, the latter only in descriptive notation.  I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOMEONE UPLOAD THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES, TO COMPLETE THE SERIES.  I have tried to find these two books for years, with absolutely no success.  Maybe I will get lucky this time?

Here are the final two volumes of the series, in PDF form, volume three, as mentioned before, in descriptive as well as algebraic, the final one only in descriptive:
http://rgho.st/6c2LDcLBP

Password: CAISSA

Thanks to the original uploaders! sunny

English: 1...P-QB4 by John Watson

An authoritative series: John Watson's systematic coverage of all variations of the English Opening. U.S. International Master John Watson's classic work on the English Opening is still the only comprehensive treatment of this dependable opening, one which has always had a large following among the world's best players. Some of the finest games of modern chess, both positional and tactical, have begun with 1 P-QB4. By virtue of its extraordinary flexibility, the English can lead to unique and original positions at an early stage of the game. Volume 3 (1 P-QB4 P-QB4) accounts for a high percentage of master games. The author shows that its former reputation as a dull system hasn't held up as modern players have found increasingly sharp and unbalanced methods of conducting the play. Attention to detail has been maintained and a particular effort has been made to deal thoroughly with transpositions. Watson's aim throughout has been to provide a practical balance of theory, discussion and examples. With encyclopaedic coverage and many original suggestions, this series gives the reader the ability to understand the complexities of the English Opening and to play it with confidence. International Master John Watson is widely known as a player, author, and chess trainer. His books have won numerous awards including Book-of-the-Year awards for "Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy" and "Chess Strategy in Action".

Symmetrical English 1... c5 by John Watson

Product details
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: The House of Staunton (July 30, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1843821486
ISBN-13: 978-1843821489

English: Franco, Slav and Flank Defences by John Watson

An authoritative series: John Watson's systematic coverage of all variations of the English Opening. U.S. International Master John Watson's classic work on the English Opening is still the only comprehensive treatment of this dependable opening, one which has always had a large following among the world's best players. Some of the finest games of modern chess, both positional and tactical, have begun with 1 P-QB4. By virtue of its extraordinary flexibility, the English can lead to unique and original positions at an early stage of the game. Volume 4 covers the wide variety of defences to 1.P-QB4 not dealt with in the previous three volumes. A good many of these are 'Flank Defences', favouring fianchetto systems or wing attacks. Black also has the choice of a number of moves that can transpose into a standard Queen's Pawn (1.d4) or King's Pawn (1.e4) opening. This book shows that White can go his own way instead and create fascinating play in which both sides have their chances. Watson's aim throughout has been to provide a practical balance of theory, discussion and examples. With encyclopaedic coverage and many original suggestions, this series gives the reader the ability to understand the complexities of the English Opening and to play it with confidence. International Master John Watson is widely known as a player, author, and chess trainer. His books have won numerous awards including Book-of-the-Year awards for "Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy" and "Chess Strategy in Action".

Product details
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Hardinge Simpole Limited (30 July 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781843821472
ISBN-13: 978-1843821472
ASIN: 1843821478

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Post  vartika007 on Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:56 am

May I have this please?

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Post  xyzjos on Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:46 am

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Post  vartika007 on Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:13 am

Thanks. The old link worked now. There was a problem with the new one.

Anyway, matter resolved. Thanks a lot.

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