The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 16: The French Defence Vol. 3 covers the Tarrasch, Advance and all of White's other options.
Part one covers the Advance Variation (1.e4,e6; 2.d4,d5; 3.e5. Part two, the largest section examines the Tarrasch Variation (1.e4,e6; 2.d4,d5; 3.Nd2) when Berg recommends 3..Nf6; as Black's repertoire continuation. Part three is the Exhange Variation (1.e4,e6; 2.d4,d5; 3.exd5) and part four looks at the King's Indian Attack as well as other 2nd move alternatives for White.
Volume One and Volume Two of the series covers the Winawer Variation. The three volumes together provide a complete repertoire for Black in the French Defence.
Emanuel Berg is a grandmaster with a peak rating of 2627. Twice Swedish Champion, he is known both for his aggressive playing style and for his thorough opening preparation. He is a lifelong devotee of the French Defence, having played it successfully for more than two decades.
Published 2015, softback, 471 pages.Sample pages (pdf)