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The author took the wrong approach here.
am 11. Januar 2000
It is clear that this book is written for a person who intends to learn the English for the first time. At the same time, it's too specific. When one is trying to learn an opening for the first time, one should have a book that covers the vast majority of the main variations. This way, if a player tries out 2.g3, and it's working against 1...e5, but not against 1...c5, he'd have a back-up for when he faces 1...c5. Here, if one line is troublesome for you, TOUGH, you are stuck with it. In the case of more experienced players, I generally recommend "more specific" books, on a specific variation, but in this case, while that might be true, there's not enough detail to completely cover the 2.g3 lines. For example, the new book on the 1...e5 English (also published by "GAMBIT") is more complete for Black than this would be for White. Therefore, if this book was meant for the newcomer to the English, it needs the other variations added to it, and if it was meant for higher level players with experience in the English, it needs more Scope and Theory. I'd recommend looking elsewhere for books on the English.