464 S., kart., 2013
The French Defence is one of the most solid and strategically rich responses to 1.e4. Many opening lines have been analysed to death by computer, but the Frenchis relatively resistant to this growing trend, as the characteristic blocked pawn entre leads to situations where a player with superior understanding can overcome an opponent whose expertise lies in computer-assisted preparation.
In Playing the French acclaimed authors Ntirlis and Aagaard present a complete repertoire for Black based on 3.Nc3 Nf6 and 3.Nd2 c5. With many new discoveries and detailed explanantions of positional and strategic motifs, this book is essentail reading for those playing this complex opening with either colour.