Playing the French: A Complete Repertoire for Black


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Por Jacob Aagaard y Nikolaos Ntirlis

ISBN: 978-1-907982-36-1

– Pages:  464

Publication date:   27 November 2013



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Playing the French is one of the most solid and strategically rich responses to 1.e4. Many opening lines have been analysed to death by computer, but the French is relatively resistant to this growing trend, as the characteristic blocked pawn centre leads to situations where a player with superior understanding can overcome an opponent whose expertise lies in computer-assisted preparation.

Jacob Aagaard

Acclaimed authors Ntirlis and Aagaard present a complete repertoire for Black based on 3.Nc3 Nf6 and 3.Nd2 c5. With many new discoveries and detailed explanations of positional and strategic motifs, this book is essential reading for those playing this complex opening with either colour.

Nikolaos Ntirlis is a computer specialist and supplier of opening ideas for many grandmasters.

GM Jacob Aagaard is the only chess author to have won all the major awards.

Playing the French

“I have played the French in all of my chess life, but the whole world saw how clueless I was when I tried to use the specialised McCutcheon variation in a few games in Gibraltar. This made the book Playing the French far more interesting to me.


Obviously I should have read the book before I played the variation. But doing it the other way round was not without educational benefits! It gave me the chance to think a bit more freely about the opening and not allow myself to be under the control of the authorities. Or more relevantly; it made me far more receptive to what was in the book! I think I will play the variation very differently next time round!”

Nikolaos Ntirlis

“This complete monograph by Aagaard & Ntirlis recommends the Classical variation with 3…Nf6 in response to 3.Nc3… An advantage is that the structures are not as crazy as in the Winawer Variation and are somewhat easier to play. Players whose French repertoire includes this are well-served by this book.”


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