The Fully-Fledged French
368 Seiten, kartoniert, New in Chess, 1. Auflage 2021
Viktor Moskalenko’s bestselling books The Flexible French (2008) and The Even More Flexible French (2015) were hailed by reviewers from all over the world as eye-opening, full of new ideas, easy to read, sparkling, and inspirational.
Time has not stood still, and the popular French Defence has seen a lot of new developments, not in the last place thanks to Moskalenko’s books. The Ukrainian grandmaster himself has kept playing and researching his beloved chess opening and decided to write a new book with countless improvements, alternatives, new ideas and fresh weapons that will delight and surprise the reader.
As always, Moskalenko’s analysis is high-level, yet his touch is light and fresh. In his own inimitable style, he whets the reader’s appetite and shares his love for the French with gusto. The wealth of original and dynamic options in every main line proves that the French continues to be a highly intriguing defence that is very much alive.
The Fully-Fledged French is a typical Moskalenko book: practical, accessible, original, entertaining and inspiring.
Viktor Moskalenko (1960) is an International Grandmaster and a FIDE Senior Trainer. Other books by the former Ukrainian champion include Training with Moska, The Fabulous Budapest Gambit, and An Attacking Repertoire for White.
007 On The Fully-Fledged French
014 Seven symbols
015 Part One The origin
018 Chapter 1 Bringing the king’s knight straight into play
027 Chapter 2 Gulko’s System
034 Chapter 3 White’s original set-up: 6.Bd3
040 Chapter 4 A dynamic set-up against Nimzowitsch’s Gambit 4.Qg4
046 Chapter 5 A hundred years later: 6.Be2
052 Chapter 6 Labyrinths of the old system
069 Part Two Weapons and dogmas
082 Chapter 8 Salto Mortale: 9.Nf4
090 Chapter 9 Game Changer vs the Universal System: 7.Ngf3
097 Chapter 10 The plan with the exchange ...Bc8xBf1: 6...b6
108 Chapter 11 A pawn wedge: 5.f4
122 Chapter 12 The Romanishin Variation
136 Chapter 13 A French-Scandinavian hybrid
159 Part Three French Magic
176 Chapter 15 The proper scope of the move 7...Be7
191 Chapter 16 A legendary pin
221 Part Four Behind the barricades
249 Chapter 18 The Semi-Winawer
259 Chapter 19 My System in the Winawer
275 Chapter 20 The Sub-Winawer: the classical 7.Nf3 and the anti-dynamic 7.a4
290 Chapter 21 The sharp flank attack 7.h4
300 Chapter 22 The Eingorn Variation
319 Part Five Five surprise weapons for dynamic players
331 Chapter 24 The King’s Indian Attack
338 Chapter 25 Kortchnoi’s wedge against the French Super Gambit
342 Chapter 26 Taking advantage of an over-developed bishop
346 Chapter 27 A ‘coffeehouse’ counterattack in the Classical French
353 Index of variations
358 Index of names
368 A brief biography