This volume in the series covers lines of the French Defence after 1.e4,e6; 2.d4,d5; 3.Nc3. Part one considers unusual 3rd moves for Black, including 3..Nc6; Part two examines the Rubinstein Variation after 3..dxe4; whilst part three analyses the Steinitz Variation after 3..Nf6; 4.e5. 4.Bg5, is not included as it does not presently feature in the repertoire of Vishy Anand. As usual the analysis is extensive and up-to-date (6 chapters on the Rubinstein and 8 chapters on the Steinitz Variation). Author Alexander Khalifman was the 14th FIDE World Champion.
Published 2006, softback, 345 pages.View sample pages (pdf)