The French Defence is one of the best choices a player can make for his opening repertoire, especially older players with limited study time. The solid construction of Black’s game puts the onus on positional understanding and makes it immune to sharp and tricky variations. The longer you play the French the better you’ll play it. On this DVD Nigel Davies explains the strategy behind the French Defence by examining typical pawn structures and explaining the plans and ideas for both sides.
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.
The concepts are illustrated via a series of instructive games allowing the viewer to improve his understanding of this opening whilst watching some entertaining and creative chess being played. After watching this DVD the viewer will understand what to do in typical French Defence middle games and never be at a loss for a plan. It will also make it easier to learn specific variations because these can then be hung on hooks of understanding.Video runnig time: 4 hours.
Nigel Davies is an International Grandmaster and highly respected chess coach. He has played the French Defence on and off since his teenage years and taught this opening to a number of his students.