The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Tournament players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star, Alexander Morozevich. With his first two moves, Black obtains a substantial foothold in the centre and creates a structure that is incredibly difficult to break down.
In this user-friendly book, author Byron Jacobs revisits the basic principles behind the French Defence and all of its variations. Throughout the book, the reader is helped along by a wealth of notes, tips, warnings and exercises.
Who should read this book?
This book is ideal for the improving player.