Learn the French Defense
The French Defense (Video 1 of 21)
1 e4 e6 2.d4 d5
2. The French Defense (Video 2 of 21)
1 e4 e6 2.d4 d5
3. The French Defense (Video 3 of 21)
1 e4 e6 2.d4 d5
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21 Videos to teach you how to confidently play and win using the French Defense.
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Special Price $10.47New Ideas in…: French: Rubinstein variation (7 part series). C10: French: Rubinstein variation 3… dxe4. With over 90% of White players opting for either 3 Nc3 or Nd2 against the French Defense, many players like the idea of the option of an easy-to-play sideline rather than the theory-trodden paths of the Winawer or Tarrasch variations. A simple solution is the Rubinstein variation with 3 ...dxe4 that can be deployed against both the big main-lines of 3 Nc3 and 3 Nd2 and has easy development and no pawn structure weaknesses for Black. And from there, there's also the solid Fort Knox variation with 4 ...Bd7 or the newer (neo-Rubinstein) Katalymov's variation with 4 ..Qd5. And in his latest series of "New Ideas In....", GM Ronen Harzvi shows just how easy and how handy the Rubinstein variation can be. Learn More
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Special Price $24.98Repertoire for Black - The French (21 part series)
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Special Price $8.97Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: French - Alekhine Gambit (6 part series) ECO: C15: French: Winawer, Alekhine (Maróczy) gambit, French: Winawer, fingerslip variation Through the 1920s and 1930s, former world champion Alexander Alekhine was a force of nature with phenomenal tournament results (he won 25 of 44 tournaments he played during his career). Alekhine's attacking motifs in his games prove even to this day to be highly instructive. And in a new six-part series for Gambit Guide, our intrepid gambit guru, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at two very aggressive Alekhine gambits against the normally solid French Winawer. First up will be a four-part series on 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Nge2 followed by a two-part series on the apocryphal 'fingerslip' variation, when Alekhine meant to play 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 5 Bd2 against Flohr at Nottingham 1936, but instead touched his c1 bishop first so the game went 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Bd2 dxe4 5 Nxe4 Qxd4 6 Bd3 Bxd2+ 7 Qxd2. Learn More
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Looking for ways to defeat the French Defense? Look no further as Grandmaster Boris Alterman covers three sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the French Defense. You receive ten top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis.Learn More
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If you're looking for ways to bust the Sicilian, the French or the Ruy Lopez, then this video series is for you! Grandmaster Boris Alterman and Grandmaster Ronen Har-zvi cover several sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the Sicilian, French and Ruy Lopez. You receive 49 top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis on these exciting openings.Learn More
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GM Marian Petrov Reveals…
The Essential Knowledge for Playing both sides of This Massively Popular Opening
If you’ve been promising yourself you’ll sort your openings out… to study for a few hours so you can enjoy better results for years to come…
Well, now’s your chance.
GM Marian Petrov just finished 10-hour Opening Lab on the French Defense – a complete training covering everything from recommended lines to middlegame plans.
Good openings = easy middlegames = wins.
Why should you play the French?
A favorite of Korchnoi, Botvinnik and strategic genius Ulf Andersson, the French is full of long-term positional advantages for Black.
In practical play, White nearly always overstretches or falls for an unsound sacrifice. All you need to do is learn the themes and plans.Learn More