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 favourite opening - the very popular French Defence - 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.
Features include: an easy-to-learn defence against 1 e4; provides solutions to all of White's options; written by a world-renowned expert on the French; and, ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Everyman Chess
- Publication Date: 01/11/2008
- Category: Chess
- ISBN: 9781857445862