White Repertoire for Tournament Players.
With a Foreword by Anatoly Karpov. 2007.
The well-known grandmaster and theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov has used the Closed Variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5) more than 150 times in tournament play with a score of more than 70%. Many theoretically important games have been excluded by the author from ‘official’ chess databases, and here they are exclusively published for the first time.
Volume 1 (Basic Course) contains the following main chapters:
“I consider this book to be a real manual, original in its conception and excellent in its execution. It not only teaches you how to play a specific variation of the French Defence, but it also helps you understand many strategic ideas and their practical application in the middlegame, which for the majority of players is even more important.”