When Viktor Moskalenko's The Flexible French appeared in 2008, it caused a sensation. It was hailed by reviewers from all over the world as eye-opening, full of new ideas, easy to read, sparkling, accessible and inspirational. The Flexible French was selected as one of the Best Chess Books of the Year by Chess Monthly, had to be reprinted no less than six times and became one of the best-selling chess opening books ever. Time has not stood still, and the popular French Defence has seen a lot of new theoretical developments. Seven years after the publication of The Flexible French, Viktor Moskalenko has decided to fully revise, update and extend his modern classic. The Even More Flexible French has largely the same structure as its predecessor, but the content is fully up-to-date on the latest theory. Moskalenko has found hundreds of improvements, alternatives, new ideas and fresh weapons that will delight and surprise the reader. The book contains a more or less complete French repertoire for Black. Yet Moskalenko also presents quite a few weapons and opportunities for White. The Ukrainian Grandmaster's analysis is, as before, high-level, his touch has remained light and fresh.
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