The Modernized French Defense - Vol. 2
paperback, Thinkers Publishing, 1. edition 2020
The Tarrasch variation of the French Defense is reached after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2.
This is one of the most possible treatments White has available. Using his typical funny and dynamic writing style, David shows that it is possible to play solidly but also remain with the dynamic elements Black has available. He recommends several creative lines, even a bit off the beaten track, but which he has very carefully worked out over the several years of his own practice.
Again, Miedema and his love for the French Defense shines through his second volume, the third and final being available at the end of this year.
004 Key to Symbols & Bibliography
009 Overview of the variations
013 Chapter 1 - 4.c3 (The bad Caro-Kann)
021 Chapter 2 - 5.Bb5+ (A cheeky check)
033 Chapter 3 - 4.Ngf3 Nf6 (Universal line, waiting to take the candy)
055 Chapter 4 - 11.Nb1 (Drawing guns)
069 Chapter 5 - 4.exd5 exd5 5. Ngf3 Nf6 (A new plan with 7 ... Qxd7)
077 Chapter 6 - 7 ... Nbxd7 (The common lines with 10.Nb3)
085 Chapter 7 - 10.Re1 (Mimicking Ruy Lopez)
099 Chapter 8 - 5 ... Nc6 (Introduction and 6 ... cxd4)
117 Chapter 9 - 6...Bd6 (The central station and how to get there)
133 Chapter 10 - 10.h3! (The right track)
161 Chapter 11 - 6 ... Qe7+ (Just checking)
171 Chapter 12 - 5...a6!? (And the rest)