What are the best repertoire books, from White's point of view, with the English Opening?

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In the Grandmaster Repertoire series, there are three books covering the English opening from white's perspective, written by GM Marin in 2009 and 2010: Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3.

More recently, in 2016, IM Cummings wrote a repertoire book based on e3 systems, rather than fianchettoing the bishop with g3.

Update: In 2018, a new repertoire series from white's point of view is published: The Modern English, written by GM Georgiev and IM Semkov. In Volume 1, the authors discuss 1.c4 e5.


For many years the standard work on the English was the four volume series written by John L Watson - "English I: ...P-K4", "English II: ...N-KB3", "English III: ...P-QB4", "English I: ...Other Lines". Written in descriptive notation and republished a few years ago by Harding Simpole.

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