The aim of this DVD is to provide the player with White with a complete repertoire. 3.Nd2 is an excellent weapon with which to fight the French Defence, as the author of this DVD explains. Based as it is on his personal e xperience and the latest theoretical developments, this DVD is an excellent starting point from which to learn how to play 3. Nd2, the Tarrasch Variation. Sergei Tiviakov has been very successful in beating the French Defence with an overall score of 80% (well above average) from 219 games played. The DVD contains lots of exclusive information and databases not available anywhere else. The main database consists of about 312,000 games. All the games the author has played in the French Defence are provided, many of which have not been published previously. Also, there are on this DVD a reference database and a database with annotated games. It also contains interactive training: test yourself and find out if y ou have mastered your new repertoire and if you are ready for battle at the board. Video feedback on your proposals is also included! E verything makes this DVD a must-have one if you want to learn how to play against the French Defence by choosing 3.Nd2. Video running time: 5 hours
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The 3.Nd2 variation against the French Defence may bear the name of Dr Siegbert Tarrasch (1862–1934), but in fact Tarrasch soon discarded the move and gave his preference to 3.Nc3. At first glance, 3.Nd2 looks unnatural because it blocks in the Bc1. But its advantages are that it avoids the sharp and unclear positions of the Winawer Variation and that the c-pawn remains mobile. Should it come to the creation of the d4-e5 pawn chain, Black’s typical attack with the move ...c7-c5 can be met by the stabilising move c2-c3. That will keep the white pawn chain intact and after ...cxd4 cxd4 the advanced white pawn on e5 would retain the solid protection of the d-pawn.=> More products: Tarrasch Variation