International Master John Watson is one of the world's most respected writers on chess. His ground-breaking four-volume work on the English and Play the French, often described as the French player's bible, firmly established his reputation in the 1980s, and he has produced a string of top-quality works since. His pupils include 1997 World Junior Champion, Tal Shaked.
"can, without resorting to hyperbole, be considered a classic" - GM
Nigel Short, The Sunday Telegraph
"No matter what your level of play, you will marvel at the insights ... Watson teaches you the classical rules of chess, and then illustrates how those rules often must be broken" - Cecil Rosner, Winnipeg Free Press