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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- ASIN: 9056917188
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
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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- ASIN: 1781943435
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.
- Brand: The House of Staunton
- ASIN: 1907982361
Attacking Chess: The French
Attacking Chess: The
Grandmaster Simon Williams presents an ambitious opening repertoire for Black in the ever-popular French Defence. One of the world’s most creative players combines his attacking talent with the traditionally solid French structure, resulting in a powerful armoury of opening weapons. This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams’ recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.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.
- ASIN: B005HXCU12
Beating the French (Batsford Chess Library)
Beating the French (Batsford Chess
The French Defence is a perennial favourite with players of all temperaments. Gary Lane has had a great deal of experience of meeting the French in both national and international competitions, and in this book he examines his play and recommends a clear repertoire for beating the French, whether Black opts for a solid or active approach. The solution offered is the Advance Variation which for years has been a favourite of Evgeny Scheshnikov, and more recently Viswanathan Anand and Nigel Short. By using the methods discovered by these and other grandmasters, White can obtain dangerous attacking chances thus limiting Black's counterplay.
- Brand: Brand: Henry Holt n Co (P)
- ASIN: 0805032924
WE Games French Staunton Wood Chessmen with 2.5 inch King
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!
- ASIN: 1536856991
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
- Brand: GPP GLobe Peqout Place
- ASIN: 1857446801