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The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 15 – The French Defence 2 covers the most critical variation of the Winawer, which occurs after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3† 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4. This volume presents three contrasting ways of meeting White’s aggressive opening system: 7...cxd4 leading to the notorious Winawer Poisoned Pawn; 7...0–0 8.Bd3 f5, a solid yet strategically complex system; and 7...0–0 8.Bd3 Nbc6, which leads to a tense, full-blooded battle
Grandmaster Repertoire 14 – The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White’s major possibilities, with the exception of the most critical 7.Qg4 line which receives special coverage in Volume Two of the series. Volume Three will deal with the Tarrasch, Advance and all of White’s other options.
…we deal with the openings in which Black fianchettoes his dark-squared bishop
We have analysed the most straightforward possibilities for White
Richard Pert is an English international master.
By playing 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3, White kills three birds with one shot.
Wojo’s Weapons has plenty to offer chessplayers of all strengths.
Club players looking to master an efficient, safe, and practical White repertoire will benefit from this highly readable book
Have you ever wished for a “formula” to help you decide what move to make in any given chess position?
The Ultimate Fischer Collection
If you play chess for blood, it makes sense to learn the violent tactics that feature in the openings that you play.