Chris Baker is an international master from England with a vast wealth of experience of chess at club and weekend tournament level. The first edition of A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire established his reputation as a writer and proved extremely popular, reprinting several times. Award-winning author Graham Burgess is a FIDE Master and a former champion of the Danish region of Funen. In 1994 he set a world record for marathon blitz chess playing and won the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award in 1997.
"A sound, active and well researched opening repertoire for White that will create problems for Black in the years to come" - Miguel Ararat, Gainesville Chess Training "Back in 1998 English International Master Chris Baker's A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire received a warm welcome. Aimed at the non-professional player looking for an aggressive but manageable set of variations based on 1 e4, Baker's book filled a need. Roughly twenty years later FIDE Master Graham Burgess has done a comprehensive updating. This book is best suited for stronger club to master strength players who will not be overwhelmed by the theory (some is necessary if the repertoire is to pack any punch), but will also benefit from the explanatory prose. There is plenty here to interest ambitious lower-rated and stronger players as well" - IM John Donaldson, USA Team Captain