Gerard Welling is an International Master and an experienced chess trainer from the Netherlands. He has contributed to NIC Yearbook and Kaissiber, the freethinker’s magazine on non-mainline chess openings.
Steve Giddins is a FIDE Master from England, and a highly experienced chess writer and journalist. He compiled and edited The New In Chess Book of Chess Improvement, the bestselling anthology of master classes from New In Chess magazine.
“Welling and Giddins constructed a solid repertoire that could service a club player for many years. The most important strategic ideas are being explained in detail, and there is no need to worry about confusing move orders. A fascinating book.” — International Master Mark Haast, Schaaksite
“The proposed repertoire has much to be said for it, not least radically cutting the amount of opening theory and middle games that need to be mastered. This repertoire will definitely allow students time to brush up on their endgames and tactics!” — International Master John Donaldson
“A really good book for club players looking for an easy-to-achieve repertory. I recommend it without reservation and I think it’s also an excellent template for future opening books for club players.” — Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, co- author of Game Changer
“I like this book a lot. It can solve the problems of those who are fed up with the continuously expanding amount of opening theory. At blitz I myself am switching on the Philidor autopilot quite often.” — International Master Dirk Schuh
“The authors map out the main lines well, highlight the few precise sequences the reader simply must know, and especially demonstrate exactly what to aim for in the typical middlegames which arise.” — CHESS Magazine