John Watson Biography

John Watson

John Watson is an International Master who has played in international events for thirty years. He has written articles and books on chess opening theory and strategy. his best-known books on openings include a four-volume set on the English Opening, two editions of Play the French (which has been referred to as “the French Player’s Bible), and Guide to the Modern Benoni, a recent and original examinatin of one of Black’s most exciting and aggressive defences. He also authored the 1999 British Chess Federation Book of the Year Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy, a comprehensive look at the changes that chess has undergone over the past seventy years. As a chess teacher, Watson has taught some of the leading junior players in the United States.

Survive & Beat Annoying Chess Openings


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This is the chess doctors handbook to the very popular traps and pitfalls faced by beginning and intermediate chess players. Opening traps are the single most annoying stratagem, that is, for unprepared players. This book shows you how to handle these traps as both Black and White and to set the same traps yourself.