Defence Modern Practice
This book is
devoted to the French Defence, a very sound, "fireproof" opening,
and a favourite weapon of many of the world's leading players. The book
acquaints the reader with current state of theory in all the main lines of
this opening, and typical procedures and plans in the resulting middlegame.
Several of the games given here were played in
the period prior to the 1990s. They have been included for their
instructional value; all these games were milestones on the road of opening
theory, and without them our account would be incomplete.
The compact symbolic language used in this book will not prevent the reader from finding typical plans, methods, and combinations that require his particular attention. All these important fragments are marked with the TM ("Typical Method) sign. In the final chapter, the reader will find a number of exercises on strategy and tactics for self-testing