Repertoire Suggestion

Since the workload of the Sicilian or the KID may not be to everyone’s taste, here is a repertoire based upon the Winawer French. I picked the Nimzo Indian and the Semi-Tarrasch to go along with this choice, because they are consistent with the basic concept of putting the pawns on light squares. It should be obvious that I can’t offer a magic bullet here, so this should to be taken with a grain of salt. Note: It is probably no coincidence that GM Edouard made similar repertoire choices, since these lines are pretty engine-safe.

For the record: My original recommendation was the gambit line of the Classical French, but the analysis turned out to have a hole. It probably can be fixed, but it becomes much too complicated.

Play it safe!