Opening Repertoire: The French Defence (Everyman Chess)
Opening Repertoire: The French Defence (Everyman
The French Defence provides a good choice for players who want to create a dynamic, unbalanced situation out of the opening but baulk at the level of study required to master the ferociously complex Sicilian Defence. The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels. White often advances with the space-gaining e4-e5 which, in principle, will generate a small advantage. However, when this structure arises there are no clear points to attack in the black camp and Black has ready-made plans in the form of ...c7-c5 and ...f7-f6, moves that seek to undermine the white centre. In this book, renowned author Cyrus Lakdawala creates a repertoire for Black and navigates through the main lines of the French, providing the reader with well-researched, fresh and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening, and contains instructive commentary on typical middle-game plans. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. * Presents a complete French Defence repertoire for Black. * Thorough explanations of typical pawn structures and piece manoeuvres. * Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study.
- ASIN: 1781945071
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
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.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1781943435
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
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
- Brand: The House of Staunton
- ASIN: 1781941890
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...
- Brand: Ingramcontent
- 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
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.
- Color: Other
- Brand: Brand: Everyman Chess
- ASIN: 1857442326
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
The Modernized French Defense Volume 1 Winawer (The Modernized Series)
The Modernized French Defense Volume 1 Winawer (The
The Winawer variation of the French is reached after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4. This is one of the most exciting openings in the game. It’s an alternative universe with alternative rules. In return for the Bishop Black gets a rock solid pawn structure and lots of dynamic capabilities. It should not come as a surprise that in these unbalanced fights Black can really play for a win. The groundwork was done by Nimzowitsch, Botvinnik and Kortchnoi in the old days. Nowadays players like Carlsen, So and Mamedyarov still use their ideas with success. People often ask, “does true love exist?” Well, Miedema and the French might be one of those rare examples. Fortunately the love has translated to countless novelties and fighting lines. This is his first volume on the French defence and his debut as an author.
- ASIN: 9492510499
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
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.
- Brand: New In Chess
- ASIN: 9056915746
- UPC: 884262846435
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.
- Brand: Quality Chess
- ASIN: 1906552061
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
How to win with French Defense
How to win with French
How to win with French Defense, is a collection of notable French Defense chess games - carefully selected and edited - complete with lots of chess diagrams so as to follow every game step-by-step.All games are annotated, accompanied with the standard algebraic notation, along with position evaluations following each move provided by the StockFish chess engine, so than you can easily see how the games progress and spot good moves or blunders. The easiest way to bring your game to a different level!
- ASIN: B07S95LFDD
A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White
A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for
By carefully choosing variations that lead to similar structures, IM Sam Collins has put together a powerful repertoire book ideal for players with limited study time. White opens with 1 e4 and develops his pieces to natural squares, seeking open lines and the initiative. The dominant theme of this sound and active repertoire is that where reasonable White seeks out Isolated Queen Pawn (IQP) positions: i.e. with the c3 Sicilian, Panov Caro-Kann, Tarrasch French, and the Italian Game with early c3 and d4. There are no speculative gambits here, just plenty of healthy aggression and new ideas. Because so many of Collins’s recommendations lead to familiar structures, ideas can easily be transplanted from one opening to another. He gives illustrative games that emphasize the key themes, including White’s many opportunities to forcibly weaken and attack the black king. The specific analysis is up-to-the-minute and features ideas that have proven their worth in grandmaster practice. Throughout there is attention to move-order subtleties, with clever nuances in sidelines’ that your opponents are unlikely to have examined in detail. Irish international master Sam Collins won the championship of his home country in 2002 and 2014. He has represented Ireland in numerous Olympia...
- Brand: Gambit
- ASIN: 1910093823
The Game of Chess (Dover Chess)
The Game of Chess (Dover
"I have always a slight feeling of pity for the man who has no knowledge of chess, just as I would pity the man who has remained ignorant of love. Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy. The way to this happiness I have tried to show in this book." — Author's PrefaceWhile there are many chess instruction books available, few have achieved the lofty stature of the present volume. Fewer still have been written by a legendary International Grandmaster whose pedagogical skills rivaled the chess prowess that enabled him to demolish opponents at the board. An immediate success upon its first publication, The Game of Chess has become one of the game's enduring classics, considered by some critics the finest book ever written on the game.Part of its success stems from Dr. Tarrasch's unorthodox approach to teaching chess: "I employ quite another method and one analogous to that a mother uses to teach her child to talk. I play with the beginner from the very start in that I put before him simple positions and from them explain the fundamentals of chess. It is the intuitive method of instruction. In this way the pupil learns chess quite easily, of that I am convinced."To make it easier for the beginning student, Dr. Tarrasch also reverses the order in which the game...
- ASIN: 048625447X
- UPC: 800759254477
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.
- ASIN: 1907982361