First Steps: The French (Everyman Chess)

First Steps: The French (Everyman

The French Defense is a highly reliable response to 1 e4 which is popular at all levels. With the first two moves, Black creates a solid foundation in the center and seeks to put pressure on White’s position in the early middlegame. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala explains the basic ideas in the French and examines the important variations. The key ideas are emphasized with notes, tips and warnings and the reader’s understanding is tested with frequent exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know in order to take your first steps with the French Defense.First Steps is a new opening series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations. First Steps emphasizes:* the basic principles* the basic strategies* the key tricks and trapsFirst Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.

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The Complete French Advance: The Most Uncompromising Way to Attack the French Defence

The Complete French Advance: The Most Uncompromising Way

The Advance Variation is the most ambitious way to meet the solid French Defence. Its popularity among club players is not difficult to understand: by advancing the e-pawn to e5 on the third move, White not only gains space but also blocks in Black's c8 Bishop and hampers Black's kingside development by taking away the f6-square.The closed nature of the positions arising from the Advance Variation leads to strategic play where positional understanding is much more important than studying the latest theoretical developments. White can use the advantage in space by building up an attack against the Black king.Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov has played the Advance Variation in countless games with excellent results and is, as former World Champion Anatoly Karpov puts it, ‘the world expert' in this variation. Together with his son, International Master Vladimir Sveshnikov, he has thoroughly updated and expanded his earlier investigations that he presented in his first book on the French Advance in 2003.The Sveshnikovs know that when you are teaching new patterns it is much more productive to use illustrative games than to show stand-alone, concrete variations. That is why they present many annotated grandmaster games in which they clearly explain the ideas and plans for both sides. T...

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The Classical French: Move by Move (Everyman Chess)

The Classical French: Move by Move (Everyman

This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in studying the French Defense, Classical Variation, which is a popular choice among chess players of all levels. Lakdawala examines in detail the important and commonly played lines, including the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Burn Variations. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Classical French.Essential guidance and training in the Classical FrenchProvides repertoire options for BlackUtilizes an ideal approach to chess study

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  • ASIN: 1781941890

Attacking Chess The French (Everyman Chess Series)

Attacking Chess The French (Everyman Chess

Simon Williams presents an ambitious opening repertoire for Black based on the ever-popular French Defence. In this book one of the world's most imaginative Grandmasters combines his unique attacking ideas with the traditionally solid French structure, resulting in a powerful armoury of weapons. This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations are based on his own practical experience, where his ideas have stood the test of time against powerful grandmaster opposition. Attacking Chess is a brand new series of opening repertoire books. It focuses on traditional attacking openings, as well as creative and forceful ways to play openings that are not always associated with attacking chess. It provides ambitious repertoires designed for players of all levels. *A Grandmaster's repertoire in the French Defence*Packed with new ideas, analysis and novelties*Illustrative games explain typical plans and tactics

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  • ASIN: 1857446461

Play the French (Cadogan Chess Books)

Play the French (Cadogan Chess

The wait is over. Finally it’s here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson’s Play the French  – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years!Watson’s highly acclaimed work presents a repertoire for Black in the French Defence against all of White’s recognized options. Just as in previous editions, Watson often arms the reader with not just one but sometimes two – or even three choices – against the main lines. He also provides a thorough grounding on the positional and tactical aspects of the opening and outlines the typical plans for both White and Black. Watson is renowned for his creativity and expertise in the opening, and once again this edition features an abundance of innovative ideas for Black. Watson also provides an update of many other lines he considered in previous editions. * A French Defence repertoire for Black* State-of-the-art coverage of the key lines* Packed with new ideas and critical analysis

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  • ASIN: 1857446801

Grandmaster Repertoire 16: The French Defence

Grandmaster Repertoire 16: The French

The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 16: The French Defence, Volume 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. Hundreds of noveltiesAmbitious recommendations from a leading expertThe final volume to complete your French repertoire

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  • ASIN: 190798285X

French Advance (Everyman Chess)

French Advance (Everyman

The Advance Variation is a popular and direct way of meeting the ultra-solid French Defence. Very early on in the game White opts to fix the pawn structure and establishes a genuine space advantage, upon which he later hopes to mount a serious attack. This method of playing against the French Defence has become a firm favorite among uncompromising Grandmasters such as Alexei Shirov, England's Nigel Short, and the rising star in Russia, Alexander Grischuk.In this book openings expert Sam Collins explains the strategy and tactics of this dynamic opening, studying both the main lines as well as the more offbeat variations. Through the use of model games for both White and Black, he provides a thorough grounding in the key plans and ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently begin to use the French Advance in their own games.>Ideal for club and tournament players>Explains the basic elements, strategies, and tactics for both sides>Provides readers with everything they need to know to start playing the opening

  • ASIN: 1857443918

French Defense: The Solid Rubinstein Variation

French Defense: The Solid Rubinstein

A Complete Black Repertoire against 1.e4 Built around the Super-Solid Rubinstein!The solid Rubinstein Variation of the French Defense – despite its having been played by world champions and elite grandmasters, it has never been subjected to detailed study. The author, German International Master Hannes Langrock, has produced a book with complete coverage of this line, along with solid recommendations for Black should White deviate on the second or third move."I never realized that Black could take such active measures in the Rubinstein Variation without significant drawbacks. This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, and come out with a useful new weapon in your chess arsenal."From Inte...

  • ASIN: 1941270050

French Staunton Wood Tournament Chess Pieces, Heavy Weighted with Deluxe Wooden Treasure Box - 3.75 Inch King

French Staunton Wood Tournament Chess Pieces, Heavy Weighted

These wooden French Staunton Chessmen are a superior set and are handcarved and handpolished out of Shesham & Kari Wood for a classic style and beautiful craftsmanship. This classic set of pieces are graciously stored in our beautiful wooden treasure box. The handsome box continues the fine tradition of boxes throughout history, combining function with decorative purpose, and will be cherished for its fine craftsmanship for generations.

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The Advanced French (Chess is Fun Book 22)

The Advanced French (Chess is Fun Book

The Advanced Variation of the French Defense is as old as the French Defense itself. After 3.e5, the lines are already set for the rest of the game. The advanced of the pawn to e5 locks in the pawn structure. White now has a relatively weak pawn at d4, which Black will usually aim to attack with …c5. White also grabs much central space, preventing Black from developing the Ng8 to f6, all facilitating a kingside attack. When Black plays …c5, White will hold the center with c3 and attack on the kingside while Black, hobbled somewhat by a bad light-squared bishop and the inability to post the Ng8 to f6, will counter on the queenside with …c5 or occasionally in the center with …f6.Black will often aim to trade off the bad, light-squared bishop on a6 or b5. White can hold to the bishop with Bd3-c2, although allowing the capture will often permit White to gain time for other purposes, mainly the kingside attack.The variation was already popular when Aron Nimzovitch made a more principle study of it and gave life to the play on both sides. In the last century, the variation has had adherents in Grandmasters Sveshnikov and Sax. This e-book introduces the lines and focuses on a plan for White with 6.a3. This small pawn move confronts Black with an immediate, awkward choice, l...

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French Defense: The Solid Rubinstein Variation

French Defense: The Solid Rubinstein

A Complete Black Repertoire against 1.e4 Built around the Super-solid Rubinstein!The solid Rubinstein Variation of the French Defense – despite its having been played by world champions and elite grandmasters, it has never been subjected to detailed study. The author, German International Master Hannes Langrock, has produced a book with complete coverage of this line, along with solid recommendations for Black should White deviate on the second or third move. The first edition was widely acclaimed, and the second edition has been revised and expanded.“I never realized that Black could take such active measures in the Rubinstein Variation without significant drawbacks. This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, an...

  • ASIN: 1941270921

Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.e4 vs The French, Caro-Kann and Philidor

Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.e4 vs The French, Caro-Kann and

Ever since its inception in 2008, the Grandmaster Repertoire series has produced some of the world’s best opening books, but an elite repertoire with 1.e4 has always been missing – until now.In the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi presents his own world-class repertoire. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author shares a wealth of his innovative analysis to chart a course towards an advantage for White.Volume One covers the French, Caro-Kann and Philidor.

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  • ASIN: 1906552061

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening - Volume 9: Caro-Kann & French: Winning in 15 Moves or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders in the Chess Opening (Winning Quickly at Chess Series)

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening -

WINNING FAST IS FUN! This book is a collection of games played by the best players in the world in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of brilliant chess tactics, an accumulation of mistakes or blunders. Through the study of the games in this volume, you will improve your opening play, opening repertoire, strategies and tactical ability. The chess opening variations in this volume are all the variations of the Caro-Kann & French Defenses, such as: 1) French Defense - Minor Variations 2) French Defense - Advance Variation3) French Defense - Tarrasch Variation: 3.Nd2 4) French Defense - Various 3.Nc3 Variations 5) French Defense - Winawer Variation: 3.Nc3 Bb4 6) Caro-Kann Defense - Main Lines: 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 7) Caro-Kann Defense - Panov Attack 8) Caro-Kann Defense - Advance Variation 9) Caro-Kann Defense - Minor Lines

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The French Defense C10-19: 523 Characteristic Chess Puzzles

The French Defense C10-19: 523 Characteristic Chess

This is a collection of chess puzzles from French opening games under 20 moves. They highlight the usual tricks and traps likely to be seen and employed in the game. In this opening, White has a majority in the center and can easily push into Black’s territory. Greater mobility creates greater opportunities for tactics and the French is no exception. Arguably this book is for the player on the white side who wants to turn a space advantage into a win. Among the multitude of tactics here are at least 3 sacrifice themes - the bishop for the h7 pawn, the knight for the f7 pawn and the semi-sacrifice of the d4 pawn. Black’s mobility on the queen-side can turn a knight sac into a productive invasion but the black queen can often be trapped. Not only will the reader learn to navigate through the opening but will also sharpen his or her abilities to recognize crucial tactics on the chess board.

  • ASIN: 172923478X

French Classical (Everyman Chess)

French Classical (Everyman

In this book International Master Byron Jacobs offers a fresh look at the Classical variation of the French Defence, which has been popular for nearly a century and is championed by such fighting players as Victor Korchnoi and Alexander Morozevich. All of the important variations are considered in detail with particular emphasis on those which are most fashionable.

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  • ASIN: 1857442326

Playing 1.e4: French Defence & Sicilian Sidelines (Grandmaster Guide)

Playing 1.e4: French Defence & Sicilian Sidelines (Grandmaster

Developing an effective chess opening repertoire with 1.e4 requires extensive research, mixed with fine judgement and a good deal of creativity. In this, the second of three volumes, GM John Shaw turns the analytical spotlight on the French Defense, advocating his own favorite weapon for White, the Tarrasch Variation. The final part of the book begins the mammoth task of tackling the Sicilian Defense, by considering a number of rare but tricky options available to Black in this opening. Just like the previous volume in the series, this book is based upon a foundation of tried and tested main lines, boosted by a number of innovative suggestions that will cause no end of trouble to your opponents. The repertoire is completed by a third volume, which covers the main lines of the Sicilian.Review of the author's previous work:“A fantastic publication that is clearly the result of a tremendous amount of work by Shaw, for which he deserves immense credit.”GM David Smerdon, ChessVibes, reviewing The King's Gambit

  • ASIN: 1784830704

Opening Tactics in The French: The Exchange Variation

Opening Tactics in The French: The Exchange

This book contains 50 puzzles from the French Exchange Variation - it is not a theoretical manual. I have designed this book to be a useful tactics trainer but also to aid with opening preparation - the idea is that you solve the tactics in your expected opening before a game.

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Playing the French (Grandmaster Guide)

Playing the French (Grandmaster

The French Defense is one of the most solid and strategically rich responses to 1.e4. Many chess opening lines have been analyzed to death by computer, but the French is relatively resistant to this growing trend, as the characteristic blocked pawn centre leads to situations where a player with superior understanding can overcome an opponent whose expertise lies in computer-assisted preparation.Acclaimed authors Ntirlis and Aagaard present a complete repertoire for Black based on 3.Nc3 Nf6 and 3.Nd2 c5. With many new discoveries and detailed explanations of positional and strategic motifs, this book is essential reading for those playing this complex opening with either color.

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  • ASIN: 1907982361

Chess Explained: The French

Chess Explained: The

Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have. The French Defence is one of the most important chess openings. Its qualities are such that it appeals to a wide range of chess temperaments: it is solid yet uncompromising, and with a variety of chaotic variations to appeal to the most bloodthirsty of players, but also offering more tranquil lines to those seeking a quieter existence. While it is hard for White to avoid at least some imbalance in the position, he also has a wide choice. In some of the most critical lines, he accepts major structural weaknesses in return for piece-play and dynamic chances, while he can also seek to establish a modest space advantage without such heavy positional commitments.

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  • ASIN: 1904600956

3" Honey Rosewood French Staunton Chess Set w/ 15" Walnut Storage Board

3" Honey Rosewood French Staunton Chess Set w/

3" Honey Rosewood French Staunton Chess Set with 15" Walnut Storage Board Everyone Likes Choice. We sometimes take that philosophy to the extreme by offering hundreds of chess boards and chess sets to choose from. Each are unique and there are chess boards that fit virtually any budget, and that can make purchasing difficult. We make it easier by offering some popular combinations of chess boards and chess pieces that fit with size and style. These sets feature the hand carved, well weighted Mark of Westminster chessmen complete with leather bottoms and extra queens. This executive size chess set is a great accent, fitting appropriately on a side or coffee table to not overwhelm the room while still looking very nice. The pieces to this chess set are the 3" Honey Rosewood French Staunton design. The classic french design is a very popular style known for its slick edging and similarity in design to the popular plastic chessmen seen in tournaments. While very nicely carved, the pieces are extremely durable and playable - so you do not need to be afraid to play with this set daily. Honey Rosewood Chess Pieces are a light, honey brown color with a variable grain while Boxwood is the near universal standard for 'white' chess pieces in hand-carved sets. The set includes the popular wa...

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A Complete Guide to Playing 3 Nc3 Against the French Defence (Everymans Chess)

A Complete Guide to Playing 3 Nc3 Against

A modern look at the highly fashionable French Winawer, which remains the sharpest variation of the French Defence. It leads to the kind of dynamic positions in which the better prepared and more aggressive player will invariably prevail. Leading expert Neil McDonald explains the strategy and tactics of this exciting opening in a clear and concise manner.

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Starting Out: The French (Starting Out - Everyman Chess)

Starting Out: The French (Starting Out - Everyman

The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With his first two moves Black obtains a substantial foothold in the centre, and a structure that is incredibly difficult to break down. In this user-friendly book, International Master Byron Jacobs revisits the basic principles behind the French Defence and all of its variations. Throughout the reader is helped along by a wealth of notes, tips, warnings and exercises. This book is ideal for the improving player.

  • ASIN: 1857442296

French Defence 1.e4 e6: Second Edition - Chess Opening Games

French Defence 1.e4 e6: Second Edition - Chess

Welcome to the French Defence chess opening after 1.e4 e6. Author Tim Sawyer analyzes 182 games. This 2018 Second Edition has updated commentary and an Index of Names to Games. The author tells stories and explains chess opening strategy.Spice up your play with the Alapin Diemer Gambit. Discover the ideas of the Advance Variation, the Classical, the MacCutcheon or the kingside attacks in the French Winawer. Focus on active piece play with the Tarrasch Variation. Or boldly try to transpose to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit in answer to the Burn Variation. Most of the games see White playing 3.Be3, 3.Nd2 or 3.Nc3. Many were played by the author against masters, experts and club players over 45 years of play. The author shows you typical examples in this proven defence. Follow ideas to surprise your opponent and win. The games tell stories about fascinating chess players. Examine a variety of openings from main lines to gambits. Find creative ideas and ways to improve. Have fun playing. Enjoy this book!

  • ASIN: 172688676X

French Defence: 1.e4 e6 in Chess Openings

French Defence: 1.e4 e6 in Chess

French Defence: 1.e4 e6 in Chess Openings includes 122 analyzed games. You want to win in the French Defence. Spice up your play with the Alapin Diemer Gambit. Discover new ideas in the Advance Variation. Choose the Classical, MacCutcheon or French Winawer. Focus on active piece play with the Tarrasch Variation. Boldly try to transpose to the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit in answer to the Burn Variation. Most games see White playing 3.Be3, 3.Nd2 or 3.Nc3.The author played games against masters, experts and club players. He shows you typical examples in this proven defence with analysis checked by chess engines. Follow ideas to surprise your opponent and win. The games tell stories about fascinating chess players. Examine a variety of openings from main lines to gambits. Find creative ideas and ways to improve. Enjoy this book!

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Chess Story (New York Review Books Classics)

Chess Story (New York Review Books

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Fighting the French: A New Concept

Fighting the French: A New

Nowadays the French Defence 1...e6 is one of the most popular openings in response to 1.e4. I'd like to suggest a new concept of combating it. White plays 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 and then deploys his pieces according to the scheme Ngf3, Bd3, c3, 0-0, against almost anything that Black may play. This will usually lead to exchanges in the centre and the appearance of an isolated queen's pawn for White.

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  • ASIN: 9548782839

The Even More Flexible French: Strategic Ideas & Powerful Weapons

The Even More Flexible French: Strategic Ideas &

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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The French: Tarrasch Variation

The French: Tarrasch

This book continues the coverage of the French Defence that was begun by Pedersen in The Main Line French: 3 Nc3. It is essential reading for all those who play the French, and for those who meet it with the popular and flexible Tarrasch Variation.The Tarrasch Variation provides a stern test for the French Defence, and has always been a favourite of strategically minded players, such as Michael Adams and Anatoly Karpov. By putting his knight on d2, White seeks to give his opponent little scope for counterplay, and in many of the traditional lines ends up with a slight positional advantage that can prove extremely difficult to neutralize. This has led to Black developing various sharper approaches, which complicate the play considerably at the cost of greater risk. Notable among these lines are systems with 3...Nf6 where Black sacrifices material to gain the initiative, and the modern main line 3...c5 4 exd5 Qxd5, where Black keeps his pawn-structure healthy at the cost of some tempi. To get the most out of these lines as either colour, thorough up-to-date knowledge is essential, and this book supplies it in abundance.

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The French Winawer: Move by Move

The French Winawer: Move by

This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.The Winawer is a very popular choice amongst French Defence players. It enjoys a sound reputation and reaches positions rich in possibilities for both players. It offers Black the opportunity to enter sharp, dynamic lines, such as the notorious Poisoned Pawn Variation, as well as lines which are more strategic in nature. In this book, FIDE Master Steve Giddins invites you to join him in studying the French Winawer, an opening which he has played for over 25 years, and its many variations. He examines instructive games, covers the most important lines and provides answers to all the key questions.* Essential guidance and training in the French Winawer* Important ideas absorbed by continued practice* Utilizes an ideal approach to...

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WE Games French Staunton Chess & Checkers Set - Weighted Pieces, Brown & Natural Wooden Board with Storage Drawers - 15 in.

WE Games French Staunton Chess & Checkers Set

This combination Chess and Checker set is a classic and one of our most popular! The quality craftsmanship that has gone into the creation of this board and its pieces is what sets it apart and above the rest. The grand walnut board has two felt-lined drawers for storing the chess and checker pieces, and it boasts some lovely decorative inlay on the face of the board along the borders. The heavy chess pieces, in the classic French Staunton design, are hand carved from Sheesham and Kari woods, and their polished luster will only improve with use. As an added bonus, wooden checker pieces are included. The smart design ensures that you can store everything within

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Tactics in the Chess Opening 3: French Defence and other half-open games

Tactics in the Chess Opening 3: French Defence

This series covers the tactical themes and typical traps in ALL main line openings, which are explained in carefully selected and annotated short games. Tactics in the Chess Opening teaches how to recognise opportunities to attack early in the game and how to avoid standard pitfalls in the opening. It will make the adventurous player win more games, and is a guide for further study and for setting up an opening repertoire.

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  • ASIN: 9056911627

52 Chess Openings Variations (French Defense)

52 Chess Openings Variations (French

The French Defense deck of cards is a more in depth look at some of the major openings covered in the basic deck on chess openings. It includes 13 cards for the much played French Defense. This deck covers also theses openings: Caro-Kann Defense, Russian Defense, Goring Gambit, Scotch Game, Four Knights Defense, Italian Opening, Two Knights Defense, Colle System, Albin Counter Gambit, Slav Defense, Queen s Gambit Accepted, Neo-Grunfeld Defense and Grunfeld Defense

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The Chess Game

The Chess

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How to Beat the French Defence: The essential guide to the Tarrasch

How to Beat the French Defence: The essential

The French Defence is considered to be one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. Indeed, many players have become frustrated in their attempts to prove an advantage and make headway against Black's ultra-solid formation.In How to Beat the French Defence, Andreas Tzermiadianos meets this difficult challenge head on. He advocates his favourite weapon against the French – the Tarrasch Variation – and reveals an abundance of opening ideas and novelties, providing the reader with a complete repertoire which is aimed at posing Black serious problems. Read this book and fight the French Defence with renewed confidence and vitality.

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  • ASIN: 1857445678

Chess online

Chess

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Sabotaging the Sicilian, French & Caro-Kann with 2.b3

Sabotaging the Sicilian, French & Caro-Kann with

The Queenside Fianchetto FactorIn the first full book to examine 2.b3 against the Sicilian, French and Caro-Kann, mainlines, interesting sidelines and current theory are reviewed. In addition, what actually happens in modern practice is surveyed. The authors are optimistic for White, and concentrate on the best continuations while trying to be objective. It is in that spirit that they conclude that 2.b3 is sound against the Sicilian, fun against the French, and curious against the Caro-Kann. In all three cases, the objective is to sabotage Black’s play, to take him out of his comfort zone. The word “sabotage” has historically derived from throwing a clog into machinery, or in other words, throwing a monkey wrench in the works; here the wrench is a queenside fianchetto.White aims his light-square bishop toward the right flank; he typically delays Ng1-f3 so that he may play Qd1-f3 or advance his f-pawn, and use his light-square bishop to build a full-scale kingside attack. Queenside castling often occurs, hoping for a kingside pawn storm. Yet, despite all these characteristics of 2.b3, White may still retains the option of d2-d4 for a more conventional-looking 1.e4 opening.With 2.b3, you will have one more arrow in your theoretical quiver to battle Black. And, like it or not,...

  • ASIN: 1941270832

Opening Tactics in The French: The Rubinstein Variation

Opening Tactics in The French: The Rubinstein

This book contains 50 puzzles from the French Rubinstein Variation - it is not a theoretical manual. I have designed this book to be a useful tactics trainer but also to aid with opening preparation - the idea is that you solve the tactics in your expected opening before a game.

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French Lardy Staunton Chess Set Ebonized & Boxwood Pieces with Classic Walnut Chess Board - 2.75" King

French Lardy Staunton Chess Set Ebonized & Boxwood

One of our most affordable and popular chess sets matched with one of our most affordable chess boards. This chess set package includes our French Lardy Staunton Chess Set in ebonized boxwood and boxwood matched with our Walnut and Maple Chess Board. As you can see from our photo, the black and boxwood chess pieces creates a beautiful contrast against the walnut and maple colors of the chess board. Our French Lardy Staunton is a close replica of one of the chess sets once made by the Lardy Chess Company in France. Truly a classic and continues to be extremely popular with chess players.Chess Pieces: Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel King Height: 2.75" King Base: 1.25" King Weight: 1.5 oz. Chess Set Weight: 24 oz. 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion Green Billiard Cloth PadsChes Board: Material: Walnut & Maple Veneer & Wood Materials Finish: Satin Polyurethane (soft sheen) Square Size: 1.5" Dimensions: 14" x 14" x .5"

  • Brand: The Chess Store
  • ASIN: B0013A04GQ
  • UPC: 812949001822

French Winawer (Everyman Chess)

French Winawer (Everyman

A modern look at the highly fashionable French Winawer, which remains the sharpest variation of the French Defence. It leads to the kind of dynamic positions in which the better prepared and more aggressive player will invariably prevail. Leading expert Neil McDonald explains the strategy and tactics of this exciting opening in a clear and concise manner.

  • ASIN: 1857442768

52 Chess Openings Playing Cards (English, Spanish and French Edition)

52 Chess Openings Playing Cards (English, Spanish and

A wide variety of chess openings, including ECO encyclopedia reference, the opening's name in English, French and Spanish, moves for White and Black, key diagram position and the most commonly played following moves. A must for beginners.

  • Brand: US Chess Federation
  • ASIN: 0973950609
  • UPC: 094922505057
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