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Vitiugov French Defence Pdf 32

Probably the definitive French Defense repertoire book is Play the French by John Watson (4th Edition) (3rd also fine), which I highly recommend -French-4th-Everyman-Chess/dp/1857446801/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403968578&sr=8-1&keywords=play+the+french

Vitiugov French Defence Pdf 32

Also good is Chess Explained: The French by Viacheslav Eingorn and Valentin Bogdanov, this covers the Rubinstein variations of the French and more -Explained-French-Viacheslav-Eingorn-ebook/dp/B00H8ZDATS/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1403968623&sr=8-15&keywords=french+defense

And lastly, The Flexible French by Viktor Moskalenko (French Defense expert) should not be ignored -Flexible-French-Strategic-Explanations/dp/9056912453/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1403968623&sr=8-8&keywords=french+defense

I understand you want a book recommendation however having been in said situation before(quiet, positional player myself that loves the french), i chanced upon a chessbase dvd by Nick Pert,the variations he provides are as solid as it gets in the french link... _french_defence_for_the_tournament_player

GM Emanuel Berg wrote a complete french repertoire for the series "Grandmaster Repertoire" covered in three books, not surprisingly called "The French Defense". In the first 2 parts he covers the Winawer. In the last part he covers all the other replies possible to the French. Especially the last book has been pretty useful for me, as he recommends the most fighting line against the Tarrasch, and offers a fighting repertoire in the Exchange French as well.

There are 3 opening videos in this issue. The first features a lecture on the Classical French by Rustam Kasimdzhanov; the second offers a lecture on the Smyslov Variation of the Grünfeld defence by Mihail Marin; and the third is an introduction to the Albin Counter-Gambit by Daniel King. Take your pick.

proach in the game and was verging on lost for all of it, but also managed to show astonishing resilience. Thegame is an excellent illustration of the strain of defending a much-worse position that you can never hope towin. After many hours of stout defence, Black eventually blunders and loses the game to a one-mover.

The St Petersburg derby Fedoseev vs. Svidler turned out to be the most spectacular of all drawn encounters. The game saw a very long theoretical line in the Grunfeld Defence, where the attack and defence finally balanced each other.


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