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Born in 1976 Yannick Pelletier is a Grandmaster and a chess professional.
He’s a regular member of the Swiss national team and
a six-time Swiss Champion (1995, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2014 and
2017). He won several open tournaments throughout his career
and in 2015 beat Nakamura and a month later the reigning World
Champion Magnus Carlsen in tournament games. Yannick Pelletier
also organises the Biel Chess Festival and is known on the
chess circuit as a lively commentator. He’s fluent in five languages
(French, German, English, Spanish and Russian).
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The Vienna Variation
The Vienna Variation is a particular and independent system of the Queen’s Gambit. It arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4, when black’s capture on move 4 is strongly reminiscent of the Queen’s Gambi
by Yannick Pelletier
Master Class Vol.10: Mikhail Botvinnik
Our experts show, using the games of Botvinnik, how to employ specific openings successfully, which model strategies are present in specific structures, how to find tactical solutions and rules for how to bring endings to a successful conclusion
by Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Yannick Pelletier
A Classical Guide to the French Defence
This DVD gives you the key to start out with the French Defence. GM Yannick Pelletier is a specialist of this opening, and believes that the most efficient way to understand its ideas, plans, and typical structures is to study classical lines.
The Hedgehog - a universal system against 1.c4 and 1.Nf3
At first glance, the Hedgehog setup might appear somewhat passive but in fact Black is always waiting to launch a counterattack. Let Yannick Pelletier provide you with a complete repertoire against the English and the Reti!