In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in studying the French Defence, Classical Variation, which is a popular choice among chess players of all levels.
Lakdawala examines in detail the important and commonly played lines, including the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Burn Variations.
Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Classical French.
Essential guidance and training in the Classical French
Provides repertoire options for Black
Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
The Move by Move series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings.
By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
« Lakdawala writes in a charming and highly instructive manner. »
Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2014
Edition: Paperback medium