A chess openings book with a difference. Author Gary Lane provides a back-to-basics volume on one of the most important chess openings. Ideal for novices looking to improve their game, the book is easy to read and clearly explains how to handle the position. Playing through these games and explanations gives a real insight into the power of the Scotch opening and how to play to win. The Scotch has long been favoured by World Champions, producing an eventful history and a bright future. A favourite of Garry Kasparov and numerous imitators, it is one of the most popular openings used in chess clubs.
International Master Gary Lane is one of England's most prolific chess writers. An openings expert, he has been awarded the Chess Journalist of America award for Best Analysis, Opening. He is an Australian Chess Champion and a popular coach for English (junior) and Australian teams. He lives in Paignton, Devon.