The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 16 – The French Defence 3 concludes this ambitious three-volume series by offering a comprehensive repertoire against the Advance, Tarrasch, and other alternatives to 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3. Drawing on more than two decades of competitive experience with the French, GM Emanuel Berg presents state-of-the-art solutions for Black. Volume One and Volume Two of the series cover the Winawer Variation. Emanuel Berg is a grandmaster with a peak rating of 2627. Twice Swedish Champion, he is known both for his aggressive playing style and thorough opening preparation. He is a lifelong devotee of the French Defence.