It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defense - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization. The lines he selects are very easy to learn and play - perfect for those who are unwilling to be slaves to opening theory. But there's also something here for more experienced players, as McDonald goes on to offer a second repertoire based on counter-attacking lines against 3 Nc3 and 3 Nd2.
Author English Grandmaster Neil McDonald is an experienced and successful player on the international chess circuit. He is a respected chess coach, who has trained many of the UK's strongest junior players. McDonald is also a talented chess writer and has many outstanding works to his name.
- An easy-to-learn defense against 1 e4
- Provides solutions to all of White's options
- Written by a world-renowned expert on the French
- Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players
- 192 Pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Published: January, 2009
- 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches