In this updated English edition, Christian Seel presents a complete repertoire against 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3, based on the Antoshin Variation of the Philidor Defence (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7). Underestimated for a long time, this line is now a solid component in the repertoire of world-class grandmasters such as Aronin, Bacrot and Nispeanu. Seel sets out the latest state play in all important linies, with thourough strategic and tactical explanations and is not afraid to betray some of the secrets from his own analysis lab.
The preface of this book was written by European Champion Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.