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amleto 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Good book for French def Hi,
I was just wondering if anyone has some knowledge of a good book for the French defense?

Thanks
atrifix 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Play the French by Watson is great, and Mastering the French by Neil McDonald is also very good. Uhlmann's Winning with the French is a must. Other than those, you can buy books on specific variations, but those will give you the best ideas of how to play the French.
than77 32 ( +1 | -1 )
Emms, Pedersen John Emms has a book out on the Tarrasch that I think is really good (Batsford) A
lot of explanations of positional ideas rather than just theory. Also, Steffen
Pedersen's 2 part series (Gambit) is pretty comprehensive. Vol 1 covers the
Classical, winawer, MacCutcheon etc and Vol 2 covers the Advance and Tarrasch.

Au revoir...
rayape 4 ( +1 | -1 )
how to win try how to win with the french by raymond c kuehl jr
brucehum 56 ( +1 | -1 )
The Complete French 'The Complete French' by Psakhis is very well considered. Very difficult to find. It was recommended to me by a GM who plays the French exclusively against 1.e4

Now Psakhis is bringing out a new set of books on the french: (searched in Amazon)
-"French Defence 3.Nd2" should be out since October.
-"Advance and Other Anti-French variations" will be out February 2004
-"French Defence 3.Nc3" will be out March 2004

Watson's "play the French" will soon have a 3rd edition, so maybe waiting for it is a good idea.

Also, we have the 'Starting Out: The French' if you want basic ideas.
neosporin 20 ( +1 | -1 )
the french defence RHM Press
by svetozar gligoric with the collaboration of
wolfgang uhlmann,intro by botvinnik,contibution by karpov.
this and the other books above ought to keep you busy.
regards
mike