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,
Volume One of the series covers White's other options in the Winawer Variation. Volume Three will deal with the Tarrasch, Advance and all of White’s other options.
Emanuel Berg is a grandmaster with a peak rating of 2627.
Twice Swedish Champion, he is known both for his aggressive playing
style and for his thorough opening preparation. He is a lifelong devotee
of the French Defence, having played it successfully for more than two
de Emanuel Berg
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