How to Play against 1.e4
It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1.e4, especially if - like the majority of chess players - you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defense - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization. The lines he selects are very easy to learn and play, perfect for those who are unwilling to be slaves to opening theory. But there's also something here for more experienced players, as McDonald goes on to offer a second repertoire based on counter-attacking lines against 3.Nc3 and 3.Nd2.
An easy-to-learn defence against 1.e4
Provides solutions to all of White's options
Written by a world-renowned expert on the French
Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players