Coffeehouse Repertoire is a 1.e4 Volumen 1 player’s dream: an arsenal of ideas from a world-
class grandmaster to surprise and confound your opponents, combining coffeehouse trickery with
complete theoretical soundness.
Coffeehouse Repertoire is a 1.e4 Volume 1, GM Gawain Jones shows how to put pressure on
the Sicilian, Caro-Kann, Scandinavian and Alekhine’s Defences, using lines which feature a potent
combination of surprise value, objective soundness and practical effectiveness.
In Volume 1 1.e4 will be completed in Volume 2, which covers 1…e5, plus the
French, Pirc, Modern, Philidor and other miscellaneous Defences.
Gawain Jones is an English grandmaster, twice British Champion and winner of the 2020
European Blitz Championship. He has defeated some of the world’s best players using the ideas
recommended in this book.
Coffeehouse Repertoire 1.e4 Volumen 1
After becoming a grandmaster in 2007, he climbed his way to the top tier with impressive results in
several major tournaments. He proved he could battle the best when he defeated former world
championship contender Nigel Short in the 2011 Bunratty Masters, going on to win the tournament.
But his biggest title came in 2012, when he won the British Championship – a title he would claim a
second time in 2017.
And GM Jones dazzles on the world stage just as he does in the UK. In 2016 and 2017, he won the
Dubai Open back to back, the only player ever to do so. He is also a continued presence and
tremendous asset to the British team in the Chess Olympiads and World Team Chess
Though an active tournament player to this day, GM Jones also somehow finds time to write detailed
books on chess. As an opening specialist, he has written extensively on the Sicilian – specifically, how
to beat it. He has now brought his vast opening knowledge to Chessable, where he made his debut
with the most thorough guide to the King’s Indian Defense on the site – and perhaps anywhere.