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  • Author:
    Dejan Antic
  • ISBN:
    9056913999
  • ISBN13:
    978-9056913991
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  • Publisher:
    New In Chess,Csi (August 16, 2012)
  • Pages:
    368 pages
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    Puzzles & Games
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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Fortunately the authors thought to do this, otherwise the book is completely unusable for repertoire construction

Fortunately the authors thought to do this, otherwise the book is completely unusable for repertoire construction. This belongs in the beginning of each chapter so the reader has a roadmap. A good chess book should make life easier on the reader.

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Grandmaster Dejan Antic and International Master Branimir Maksimovic have written a book that will change the way chess players look at the French Defence, one of the most popular chess openings. Black players in a French Defence have sound options like undermining the White center or playing against a damaged pawn structure. Once you have really mastered the black side in the French, you possess such a powerful weapon that even strong players will think twice what to play against you.

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Grandmaster Dejan Antic and International Master Branimir Maksimovic have written a book that will change the way chess players look at the French Defence , one of the most popular chess openings.Black players in a French Defence have sound options like undermining the White center or playing against a damaged pawn structure. Once you have really mastered the black side in the French, you possess such a powerful weapon that even strong players will think twice what to play against you.This is a complete and up-to-date book for players of all levels, with brand-new concepts in topical modern lines such as the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Morozevich Variation. Antic and Maksimovic explain strategic concepts and methods of attack, and present numerous novelties and new tactical ideas in all French main lines. But they have also developed several sidelines into deadly surprise weapons. The conclusion is clear: Black is OK in the French!

Truthcliff
This is the first time I’ve felt truly screwed over by a chess publisher. The main lines of the suggested repertoire are buried in a sea of variations and the promise to outline the main ideas is left unkept. This is supposed to be a repertoire book, but the authors waste pages analyzing lines they do not consider promising for the Black player. I’ve been forced to flip through the chapters searching for the main lines which are only slightly separated from the secondary lines by an almost imperceptible darkening of the typeface. The index provides no help either as the main lines are not separated from the secondary lines by any change in typeface. I’ve always felt that the purpose of a repertoire book is to make clear suggestions for play with ideas or lines presented which address White’s possible responses. You can find the actual repertoire suggestions and a very brief discussion in the “Conclusion” section at the end of each chapter. Fortunately the authors thought to do this, otherwise the book is completely unusable for repertoire construction. This belongs in the beginning of each chapter so the reader has a roadmap. A good chess book should make life easier on the reader. This one makes things tougher. Don’t waste your money.
salivan
The book covers too many lines, not ideal for the reader, and can get very confusing from time to time what it is even recommending.
Still, for readers that will want every line this might be ideal for them.
The book does a decent job of explaining moves, so it is useful for players with either side. However, the fact that it tries to cover everything means that it can't really cover anything in depth.
As a final note, there are better books on the French, for example Play the French and Playing the French are both better than this book, in my opinion.
Kifer
The book is wonderful, I am very impressed. Only disadvantage is that some minor lines are not covered. For example 1. e4 e6 2. b3, 1. e4 e6 2. f4, 1. e4 e6 2. Nc3, 1.e4 e6 2. Nf3. It is not a problem if you have one of the books - Vitiugov N. "The French Defence: A Complete Black Repertoire" or Vitiugov N. "French Defence Reloaded" or some other but if you don't it may be a little problem. Authors consider 6 systems of French: King's Indian Attack, Exchange Variation, Advance Variation, Tarrasch Variation, Steinitz Variation, McCutcheon Variation and prefer dymamic lines and moves, when black fights for the initiative.
Morlunn
A good book containing good ideas, but there is often a lack of explanation as the lines get deeper. This also likely results from my own shortcomings as a player, but nevertheless some general ideas past the first 10 moves would be nice. Also, the lines branch off and the book isn't always organized clearly or consistently.
Manona
Not as good or as detailed as Moskalenko's or Watson's books, but it serves as a good introduction.
Duzshura
Antic and Maksimovic, both titled players and experienced coaches, present excellent repertoire recommendations for the French Defense. The book's helpful structure and clear prose make this a real standout among opening guides. For example, they introduce the repertoire with diagrams that use arrows to show the first repertoire move against white's 6 most important variations. After this visually catching, unique introduction, they provide a chapter for each of the major variations:

* King's Indian Attack -- 1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 and now ...b6 to contest the long diagonal and support a queenside initiative

* Exchange Variation -- 4....Bd6 after each of white's typical continuations from 1. e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5

* Advance Variation -- 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 and now ...Bd7, after which black uses the threat of exchanging his bad light-squared bishop to get a good position. Morozevich has played this way, among others.

* Tarrasch Variation -- 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 and now ...Be7, a useful waiting move that seeks to force white to make a commitment that allows black to choose his counterattacking system.

* Steinitz Variation -- 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 and now ...Nc6 to exert maximum pressure against white's center.

* McCutcheon Variation -- 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 and now ...Bb4, a sharp and dynamic continuation.

Each chapter begins with an introduction to the key ideas, then plunges into a thorough and deep analysis of the sub-variations. Throughout the 362 pages the authors provide many novelties for our consideration. Antic and Maksimovic provide plentiful diagrams for the key positions (2 or 3 per page), and finish each sub-variation with a summary of the major ideas that will help black get a dynamic and roughly equal position. Obviously experienced in helping aspiring chess players learn the subtle arts of the game, the authors conclude each chapter with a summary of the key ideas in each variation.

I carefully examined the authors' recommendations against each of the weapons I have used as White against the French, and was impressed with what I saw. As a club player, I'm not qualified to pronounce them sound or unsound, but I have the impression that an opponent following Antic and Maksimovic's repertoire would give me an uncompromising fight. Now that I have skimmed the book, I'm planning to go back and re-read it to make sure I'm well prepared to fight the French when I play 1. e4 as White. The book is definitely a Black repertoire, but the authors provide plenty of ideas for White as well.

Given the depth of this book's analysis, I would characterize its intended audience as advanced club player and up. However, its instructive and clear presentation make it suitable for the intermediate club player who focuses on the main recommendations, and uses its deeper analysis as a reference when reviewing his or her games. Renowned coach Dan Heisman recommends the French Defense to club players who want to learn pawn structure and pawn breaks, and this book would certainly help you play the French knowledgeably.

Note: The publisher provided a review copy of this book to me in exchange for my honest review. My ratings of the publisher's books have ranged from 3 stars to 5 stars.