Playing the French Defense is Elementary to Watson

Playing the French Defense is Elementary to Watson

NM GreenLaser
Jan 16, 2010, 12:00 AM |
20 | Opening Theory

John Watson was born in 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He earned the title of International Master, but is better known as a chess theorist and writer. He has written dozens of books and pamphlets. His Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy: Advances since Nimzowitsch and Chess Strategy in Action are award winning works. He has written many opening books. His volumes on the English Opening and the French Defense are his most notable. Watson also is a valuable resource for reviews of chess books and can be found at The Week in Chess. He is a successful chess coach. In the following game, Watson plays the French Defense. His opponent is Robert Sulman. Sulman was born in 1961. He has reached the status of a USCF Senior Master and a FIDE Master. When playing the black pieces, Sulman likes to use the French Defense. Playing the white pieces against Watson, he did not avoid the French and selected the Tarrasch Variation.

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