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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.
Attacking the French with 3.Bd3
Do you always have problems finding a good antidote to the French (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5)? Thanks to this 60 minutes course on the move 3.Bd3 you don't have to look any further!
por Robert Ris
The Steinitz Variation in the French with Be7
The Steinitz Variation in the French Defence is characterised by the move 4.e5. White closes the center and Black tries to build up pressure by playing c5. In the Main Line White has different options like 7...a6 and cxd4. Pähtz favorite variation is pl
The new McCutcheon
Un campeón mundial analiza para nosotros un novedoso giro en una variante cuya reputación hasta ahora era más que dudosa. ¿Superará la prueba del tiempo? Las explicaciones de los grandes siempre merecen algo más que el beneficio de la duda.
por Rustam Kasimdzhanov
The French Defence for the Tournament Player
Un repertorio de ataque para las negras basado en la defensa Francesa a cargo de Nick Pert, que condensa en 7 horas de vídeo toda su experiencia con esa apertura en favor de los espectadores.