The French Defence for the Tournament Player
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)
This French Defence DVD is a complete attacking opening repertoire for black after 1.e4 e6. GM Nick Pert has played the French defence his whole life and provides all his la test and most up to date analysis crammed into 1 DVD. Nick has spent thousands of hourss tudying the best French lines, and he explains the pick of the bunch for the cost of a DVD. It almost seems like daylight robbery! In addition to the usual video explanations of the French there are some interactive clips where the viewer is tested on a r ange of theo - retical questions and tactics arising from French Defence games.
• Video running time: 7 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with 100 essential games
• Including CB 12 Reader
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or Windows 8, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.
- 01: Introduction [05:11]
- 02: French Advance: 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.Be2 - Howell,D - Pert,N [24:08]
- 03: French Advance: 6th Move alternatives - Korkmaz,N - Atalik,S [17:35]
- 04: French Advance: Early deviations - Zhigalko,A - Vallejo Pons,F [16:03]
- 05: Universal Tarrasch with 8.0-0: 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ngf3 g6 8.0-0 - Sethuraman,S - Ganguly,S [13:21]
- 06: Universal Tarrasch with 8.h4: 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ngf3 g6 8.h4 - Quillan,G - Pert,N [19:40]
- 07: French Tarrasch: 5.f4 main lines - Krupkova,P - Gleizerov,E [19:47]
- 08: French Tarrasch: 5.f4 side lines - Istratescu - Dimitrov [12:07]
- 09: French Tarrasch 7.Ne2 main lines: 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 - Sarakauskas,G - Pert,N [20:20]
- 10: French Tarrasch 7.Ne2 side lines: 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 - Rasulov,V - Volkov,S [17:42]
- 11: French Winawer Poisoned Pawn Variation with 12...d4: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 - Franklin,S - Pert,N [23:19]
- 12: French Winawer Poisoned Pawn Variation old main line 01: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 - Jones,W - Pert,N [14:50]
- 13: French Winawer Poisoned Pawn Variation old main line 02: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 - Carlin,J - Pert,N [10:47]
- 14: French Winawer Poisoned Pawn Variation with 10.Kd1: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 - Nilsson,S - Berg,E [15:39]
- 15: French Winawer: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Nf3 Positional lines - Timman,J - Kortschnoj,V [18:22]
- 16: French Winawer: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.h4 Positional lines - Delaney,J - Dgebuadze,A [12:33]
- 17: French Winawer: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 and 4.Nge2 side lines - Lalic,S - Pert,N [15:15]
- 18: French Winawer: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 - 5th move alternatives - Balogh,C - Berg,E [21:20]
- 19: French Winawer: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 and 4.Bd3 - Khairullin,I - Prizant,J [13:35]
- 20: French Exchange: 3.exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 - Andersson,U - Rozentalis,E [07:32]
- 21: French Exchange: 3.exd5 exd5 - 4th move alternatives - Weissenbach,K - Graf,A [13:21]
- 22: 2nd move deviations 01: Greet - Pert [19:20]
- 23: 2nd move deviations 02: Druckenthaner,A - Drozdovskij,Y [21:09]
- Test questions
- 24: Question 1 [01:35]
- 25: Question 2 [01:35]
- 26: Question 3 [01:26]
- 27: Question 4 [05:03]
- 28: Question 5 [04:21]
- 29: Question 6 [09:54]
- 30: Question 7 [03:05]
- 31: Question 8 [04:41]
- 32: Question 9 [03:11]
- 33: Question 10 [04:00]
- 34: Question 11 [02:08]
- 35: Question 12 [02:05]
I was quite impressed with the thorough, high quality presentation by GM Nick Pert, and definitely see myself playing his recommended repertoire in my next tournaments as well as online. They look dynamic and competitive, and his detailed explanations left me feeling a more knowledgeable player. It is worth adding that the DVD is labeled as ‘expert knowledge’, which is just to say that a player rated 1700 or more will benefit the most from it. I heartily recommend it for anyone interested in playing the French, or seeking something new to revitalize their repertoire.
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