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The Fully-Fledged French


368 pages, paperback, New in Chess, 1. edition 2021

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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.

More Information
Weight 690 g
Manufacturer New in Chess
Width 17 cm
Height 23,5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2021
Author Viktor Moskalenko
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9789056919399
Pages 368
Binding paperback

007 On The Fully-Fledged French

008 Foreword

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

071 Chapter 7 Beyond Tarrasch

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

160 Chapter 14 The Attacking Machine

176 Chapter 15 The proper scope of the move 7...Be7

191 Chapter 16 A legendary pin

221 Part Four Behind the barricades

228 Chapter 17 The Anti-Winawer

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

320 Chapter 23 How to break the symmetry in the Exchange Variation

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

367 Bibliography

368 A brief biography

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