The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club 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 a structure that is incredibly difficult to break down. In this user-friendly book, International Master Byron Jacobs revisits the basic principles behind the French Defence and all of its variations. Throughout the reader is helped along by a wealth of notes, tips, warnings and exercises. This book is ideal for the improving player.
About the Author
International Master Byron Jacobs is a successful chess author and journalist who has written extensively on all aspects of the game and is the commissioning editor for Everyman Chess. He is resident in the UK.
In this user-friendly book, International Master Byron Jacobs revisits the basic principles behind the French Defence and all of its variations. This book is part of a series, which also includes Starting Out: The King's Indian, Starting Out: The Sicilian and Starting Out: The Nimzo-Indian.