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John Emms (chess player)

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Full name  John Michael Emms
Role  Chess Player
Country  England
FIDE rating  2460
Title  Grandmaster (chess)
Peak rating  2586
Name  John Emms

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Born  14 March 1967 (age 48) (1967-03-14)
Books  Starting Out, The Ultimate Chess Pu, The Nimzo‑Indian: Move by, Attacking with 1e4, Sicilian Kan

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John Michael Emms (born 14 March 1967) is a chess player who has earned the rank of International Grandmaster. This English player was the 2002 captain of the English Olympiad team. He tied for first in the 1997 British Championship. In October 2004, he also coached a woman's team in the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvià, Majorca. He is also a prolific chess author.


John Emms (chess player) London Chess Classic GM John Emms to play blitz with visitors


  • Emms, John (1998), Easy Guide to the Nimzo-Indian, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-513-9 
  • Emms, John (1998), The French Tarrasch, Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-8461-6 
  • Emms, John (1999), Easy Guide to the Ruy Lopez, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-220-2 
  • Nunn, John; Gallagher, Joe; Emms, John; Burgess, Graham (1999), Nunn's Chess Openings, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-221-0 
  • Emms, John (1999), The Survival Guide to Rook Endings, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-235-0  Reissued by Gambit in 2008, ISBN 978-1-904600-94-7
  • Emms, John (2000), The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book, Gambit Publications, ISBN 1-901983-34-X 
  • Emms, John (2000), Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time, Gambit Publications, ISBN 1-901983-29-3 
  • Emms, John (2000), Play The Open Games As Black, Gambit Publications, ISBN 1-901983-27-7 
  • Emms, John (2001), Simple Chess, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-238-5 
  • Emms, John (2002), Sicilian Kan, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-302-0 
  • Emms, John (2002), Starting Out: The Sicilian, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-249-0 
  • Emms, John (2003), Play the Najdorf: Scheveningen Style, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-323-3 
  • Emms, John (2003), Concise Chess, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-327-6 
  • Burgess, Graham; Nunn, John; Emms, John (2004), The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games (second ed.), Carroll & Graf, ISBN 0-7867-1411-5 
  • Emms, John (2004), More Simple Chess: Moving on from the Basic Principles, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-343-8 
  • Emms, John (2004), Attacking with 1e4, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-267-9 
  • Emms, John (2004), Starting Out: The Queen's Indian, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-363-2 
  • Emms, John (2004), The Scandinavian (2nd edition), Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-375-6 
  • Emms, John (2004), Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-359-4 
  • Emms, John (2005), Starting Out: King's Indian Attack, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-394-2 
  • Emms, John (2005), Starting Out: The Scotch Game, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-387-X 
  • Emms, John (2006), The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-412-4 
  • Emms, John (2006), Discovering Chess Openings : Building a repertoire from basic principles, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-419-1 
  • Emms, John (2006), Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-423-X 
  • Emms, John (2006), Dangerous Weapons: The Nimzo-Indian, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-424-8 
  • Emms, John (2007), Eröffnungsreihe STARTING OUT Sizilianische Geheimnisse, Everyman Chess 
  • Emms, John (2007), The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess : Improve Your Results Now!, Everyman Chess, ISBN 1-85744-412-4 
  • Emms, John (2007), Eröffnungsreihe STARTING OUT Geheimnisse des königsindischen Angriffs, Everyman Chess 
  • Wells, Peter; Emms, John; Palliser, Richard (2009). Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians. Everyman. ISBN 978-1857445855. 
  • References

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