The French defence is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively. Against the French you have to understand the underlying positional themes, if not you will quickly get a difficult position. As all major openings the French defence is full of concepts and variations. Many books leave the students with lines and ideas that are easy to mix up. In this DVD you will be presented a coherent strategic opening repertoire against 1.e4. The main theme is to always attack White’s centre with the f- and c-pawns, and then with the pieces until nothing is left of it. The recommended repertoire is based on understanding rather than memorization. The pedagogic idea is to give you an integrated understanding which will help you to solve all kind of problems over the board. You will learn which pawn formations in centre to strive for, to be able to implement powerful manoeuvres and to recognise small strong moves. You will also learn when it is time to switch to an attack against the opponents king. The recommended lines are solid and it will be able to play the lines many years without having to bother too much about recent developments.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
When Black replies to the double move of White’s king’s pawn with 1...e6 we have the French Defence. Its name goes back to a correspondence match between the cities of London and Paris in 1834, in which the French made successful use of the move 1...e6. In the 19th century the move was the most important alternative for Black to 1...e5 and even nowadays it still occupies third place in the ranking of the most popular replies to 1.e4 after the Sicilian and 1...e5.=> More products: French Defence
This CD covers: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 • 1.e4 e6 2.exd5 • 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 • 1.e4 e6 2.d3 (King’s Indian Attack) • 1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 • 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.b4 (Wing Gambit). Video running time: 6h 48min