Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
GM Mihail Marin's reputation as a chess author is unsurpassed. In this book he reveals his own white repertoire with 1.c4, the English Opening. Volume One covers 1.c4 e5, and Volumes Two and Three complete the repertoire by covering all Black's other replies to 1.c4. The theory is state-of-the-art with many novelties suggested, but most useful of all are Marin's lucid explanations of how to play the resulting positions.
Mihail Marin is a grandmaster from Romania. His previous books for Quality Chess have established him as one of the world's finest chess authors.
ISBN: 978-1-906552-04-6 - 480 pages - Published September 9 2009
Hardcover now available at same price as paperback
"Beautifully written and inspirational... Mihail Marin's excellent repertoire books on the English Opening have helped to cement the reputation of Quality Chess' Grandmaster Repertoire series... Marin's deep experience and passion for the English Opening is clear throughout the book... If you've even the slightest inclination towards the English Opening, this trio of books is strongly recommended."
GM Luke McShane, New in Chess
"It is a magnificent work, based on Marin's experience with the English Opening... Marin's vast knowledge of classic chess enriches the didactic value of the book."
GM Zenon Franco Ocampos, Jaque
"Perhaps the finest work on the English Opening that I have ever seen."
Steve Giddins, British Chess Magazine
"The high-quality Grandmaster Repertoire series has taken this format to a completely different level... Marin’s 'The English Opening' Volume 1 is also a very classy production: the two further volumes on this system due out next month are eagerly awaited."
GM Michael Adams, The Telegraph
"A typically lucid and thorough exposition from perhaps the most insightful and reliable chess author writing today. I looked at certain critical lines that I have played myself and was impressed with the clarity of thought, selected examples and range of new ideas. Very highly recommended."
GM Jonathan Rowson, New in Chess
"It is immediately evident that this book is written by a strong Grandmaster who plays the opening himself and who thoroughly understands all the strategic and tactical nuances.
GM Tony Kosten, chesspublishing.com (full review)
"an opening book of the highest standard... filled with many interesting theoretical novelties and strategic ideas... The English Opening: Volume 1 is an outstanding book that is must reading for anyone who plays 1.c4.
IM John Donaldson jeremysilman.com (full review)
"By now most serious chess students should be well aware of Grandmaster Marin and his excellent books... The variations are worked through to the core. The lines are well explained, well-analyzed, and you find new moves and ideas in virtually in every single line.
One of the finest repertoire books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Therefore, if you are a serious player, if you like the English Opening, and you are ready to put in some hard work, then this book is well beyond anything that has previously been written on the lines covered and it will help take you to the next level. 5 Stars"
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe.com (full review)
GM3 by Marin is best, Playing the Queen's Gambit by Schandorff third (March 2nd, 2010) by GM Aagaard
Grandmaster Repertoire 1.c4 by Marin - discussion at chesspub.com
Chesspub's Opening book of the year - Grandmaster Repertoire 3 - The English Opening vol. 1 by Mihail Marin wins opening book of the year at chesspublishing.com!
Wikipedia - Mihail Marin's wikipedia entry
Chessgames.com - games by Marin
FIDE card - Marin's FIDE card