This revised second edition of Vitiugov's repertoire for Black includes updated analysis and new variations and ideas in the French Defence.
Russian Grandmaster Nikita Vitiugov presents, to his readers, the French Defence the way he sees and understands it. His repertoire for Black includes novelties in variations with established reputations as well as the resurrection of some long forgotten ideas. The book is written from Black's point of view but with a thoroughness that keeps the analysis objective: if a line of play is good for White the author says so.
The nine main sections of Vitiugov's book cover Alternatives to 2.d4, the Chigorin Variation and King's Indian Attack, the Advance Variation, the Rubinstein System, the Morozevich Variation (3.Nd2, Be7;), Tarrasch Variation with 3..c5; the Winawer Variation, the MacCutcheon Variation and the Steinitz Variation (3.Nc3,Nf6;). The author's ideas are conveyed using text explanations, analysis and example games.
Published 2012, softback, 360 pages.View contents pages