Play the French - 4th EDITION

    Play the French - 4th EDITION
    img
    Our Price: $29.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0354EM

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: August 30, 2012
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 432 Pages

    Book Description

    The wait is over. Finally it's here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson's Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years!

    Watson's highly acclaimed work presents a repertoire for Black in the French Defence against all of White's recognized options. Just as in previous editions, Watson often arms the reader with not just one but sometimes two – or even three choices – against the main lines. He also provides a thorough grounding on the positional and tactical aspects of the opening and outlines the typical plans for both White and Black. Watson is renowned for his creativity and expertise in the opening, and once again this edition features an abundance of innovative ideas for Black. Watson also provides an update of many other lines he considered in previous editions.

    • A French Defence repertoire for Black
    • State-of-the-art coverage of the key lines
    • Packed with new ideas and critical analysis

    About the Author(s)

    International Master John Watson is an award-winning author and one of the world's leading chess writers. He writes a column on the French Defence, and produces weekly video lectures for Chess.FM at the Internet Chess Club.

    Related Products

    • The Middlegame - BOOK 2
      Dynamic and Subjective Features
      Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book II of the series covers the dynamic features of the game of chess.
      img

      The Middlegame - BOOK 2

      Dynamic and Subjective Features
      Catalog Code: B0005HY
      Our Price: $19.95

    • The Trompowsky Attack
      One of the most dynamic and attacking of all chess openings, the search for new ideas in the Trompowsky has gone beyond the rare and bizarre into the realm of the unorthodox and even bizarre. Somewhere in between lies a widely misunderstood and often mishandled device known as the Trompowsky Attack. Still a relatively young and evolving opening, this really took off in the 1980's and early 90's. This dynamic, attacking system has become a staple in the repertoires of many GM's. Of particular note, England's Julian Hodgson is often credited as the leading innovator of new, fresh Trompowsky ideas
      img

      The Trompowsky Attack

      Catalog Code: CB0002CD

      Regular Price: $7.95

      Special Price: $3.98


    • Play 1. b4
      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
      img

      Play 1. b4

      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Catalog Code: B0075EM
      Our Price: $24.95

    • Catalan - 3RD EDITION
      Catalan, revised with recent games and new chess opening analysis by computer programs including Houdini. Since this book first came out the Catalan has been played with great success by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and other grandmasters. This has necessitated this great expansion with new games and the latest chess computer
      img

      Catalan - 3RD EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0215IS
      Our Price: $14.95

    • Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps
      There is no easier way to win a game of chess than by luring your opponent into a devious trap. Similarly, there's nothing worse than being the one on the receiving end. Tricks, traps and swindles lie in wait everywhere, especially so in the opening phase of the game, and many battles can be won or saved simply through learning and mastering the most important ones. In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back through chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favourite tricks and traps.
      img

      Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

      Catalog Code: B0082EM
      Our Price: $24.95

    • Attacking the King in the Center - Gillam
      by Tony Gillam, 120 pp. Your opponent's King is more vulnerable to attack while it remains in the center of the board, hence the early castling to remove the King to a safer position. But conditions during the early moves often precludes castling, and proper early development of one's pieces can provide the strength to take advantage of the weaker King position. Here are 141 games illustrating attacks against such a King, with numerous diagrams to assist in following the attacking moves. The notes clearly explain the flow of the attack for the developing player. The author emphasizes the message to enjoy yourself! A quick attack against the opponent's King is a source of constant enjoyment, and here are the ways to accomplish this.
      img

      Attacking the King in the Center - Gillam

      Catalog Code: CB0192RB
      Our Price: $4.95

    • The Anti-Meran Botvinnik
      Recent analysis and forgotten ideas on this Slav Defense variation where White plays 5.Bg5 and a later sac 9.Nxg5. Any 1.d4 player who hopes to fight for an advantage against the otherwise solid Semi-Slav must be prepared from both sides of the board.
      img

      The Anti-Meran Botvinnik

      Catalog Code: CB0017XX

      Regular Price: $9.95

      Special Price: $4.98


    • Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION
      A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames
      ENDGAME TACTICS is an affordable guide that reduces the psychological burden of endgame instruction by showing that endgames are actually quite enjoyable because of the tactics! There is no substitute for hard work in getting better at chess, but the fact of the matter is that we always work harder at something we love. By enjoying the entertainment of real life endgame tactics, and (at least for the moment) forgetting about theoretical positions that seem distant from everyday practice, the amateur player learns to love the endgame.
      img

      Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION

      A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames
      Catalog Code: B0053NIC
      Our Price: $34.95

    • Starting Out - The Scandinavian
      In recent years the Scandinavian has been catapulted into the limelight, and it has now firmly established itself as an opening to be reckoned with. Why has it become popular? Because it's easy to play!
      img

      Starting Out - The Scandinavian

      Catalog Code: B0283EM
      Our Price: $27.95

    • SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess At Any Age
      In August 2008 Andres D. Hortillosa entered the New England Masters. It was a brave choice for an unrated player to compete in such a tough event, but it proved to be an inspired decision; he exceeded all expectations and was rewarded with a FIDE international rating of 2199. This, however, was no overnight success; it was the result of systematic work. How did he achieve such outstanding improvement? The answer lies in this book.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess At Any Age

      Catalog Code: SWB0291EM

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Special Price: $13.48


    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb