This title, by former Soviet chess champion and leading chess trainer Lev Psakhis, covers the aggressive 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 plus various other "anti-French" lines, such as the King's Indian Attack and Exchange Variation. Up-to-date theory and illustrative games are also included.
Past and present, the French Defence has been and still is a popular choice against White's king's pawn opening with top class grandmasters such as Korchnoi, Morozevich, Bareev and Short continuing to practise it with success. Since the publication of The Complete French in 1992 - a highly acclaimed standard work - the volume of theory has increased to such an extent that the author has produced three volumes to cover it all. This second volume in the series - covering the aggressive 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 as well as various other 'Anti-French' lines, such as the King's Indian Attack and Exchange Variation - features a wealth of illustrative games as well as up-to-date theory. It frequently leads to gambit play and a dangerous attacking scenario. The author's thoroughly objective approach makes this an essential work of reference whether you are for or against the French!