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The Flexible French

Strategic Explanations & Surprise Weapons for Dynamic Players
by Viktor Moskalenko

The Flexible French
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Publisher: New In Chess, 2008
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-90-5691-245-1
Pages: 280
Language: English

Selected as one of the Best Chess Books of 2008 by CHESS Magazine (London)

The famous French Defence is one of the most widely-played chess openings. It is a fighting opening, which perfectly suits many club players as well as a growing number of top players.

The Flexible French is a revolutionary repertoire & resources book for both Black and White. Viktor Moskalenko presents a wealth of original and dynamic options in every main line, proving that the French is a very lively and intriguing defence.

The Ukrainian grandmaster’s analysis is high-level, yet his touch is light and fresh, and the book sparkles with original ideas. In his own inimitable style, Moskalenko gives the reader new gusto for the French.

This extremely accessible book rounds off with seven relatively unknown weapons, early deviations with which you may surprise your opponent – as Black or as White!

Viktor Moskalenko (1960) is an International Grandmaster, a successful author and a wellknown chess coach who has worked with Vasily Ivanchuk. The former Ukrainian champion remains a very active player and has won many tournaments in Spain, his new home country.

Arne Moll, ChessVibes:
"This is simply a great opening book (..) I prefer to delve deep into the IDEAS of this beautiful opening, and I can't think of a better guide than Viktor Moskalenko."

Steve Giddins, author of '50 Ways to Win at Chess':
"This volume has opened my eyes to numerous new ideas and possibilities (..) It is the most interesting English-language opening book I have seen for years."

John Watson, The Week In Chess:
"You get multiple weapons against many systems (..) the analysis simply sparkles with ideas."

Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe:
"Moskalenko's coverage is excellently balanced (..) [E]asy to read and understand; even weaker players will benefit from Moskalenko's breakdown of the material"

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