French Defence 3Nd2 (Batsford Chess Book) [Lev Psakhis] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The theory behind the French Defense has. book on the French by grandmaster Lev Psakhis from the “Complete. understand not just of the French Defense, but of chess in general. Lev Borisovich Psakhis is a naturalised Israeli chess grandmaster, trainer and author. Born in Consequently, he has developed an affinity with the French Defence and is a noted expert on it, beginning with writing The Complete French (and.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7this volume incorporates the Rubinstein, Burn and MacCutcheon Systems, all of which have seen an upsurge of interest in recent years.

They don’t get a grandmaster’s assessment of the positions – but they can look at the result of the game, and also assess the position for themselves. For example, in the preface he says “The French is like derence proud woman who does not give her heart away easily.

Consequently, he has developed an affinity with the French Defence and is a noted expert on it, beginning with writing The Complete French and The Complete Benoni for B.

Quite often I look at the old games and see that they played better, with much clearer, sounder, and more creative ideas.

9780713488418 – French Defence 3Nc3 Bb4 by Lev Psakhis

This section uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Ngf3, both of vefence promise him an opening advantage However, among the positive features of this variation we may count the complexity of the resulting positions and the relative lack of study devoted to them. Nc3 Bb4 Winawer and Vol. The writing is pretty good, and Psakhis – a long-time practitioner of the French Defense – clearly feels for the opening.


As far back as the s, it was played from time to time by that chess innovator, Aron Nimzowitsch. Additionally, I find some of the explanations by the authors to be kind of tiresome.

Finally, about opening study in general – you might have heard many times “understanding the opening is more important than memorizing moves”. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Somehow I find it unaesthetic to play the King’s Indian against 1. First of all, there is a lot of the author’s own analysis.

I haven’t really bought many recently-published opening books, but sometimes when I have found myself in a book store a new book store, i. Later, at the end fo the forties and in the early fifties, it became known to a wide circle of players and was incorporated in the repertoire of Botvinnik dedence Petrosian, but never became really popular. Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America?

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I am not going to type out reams of variations from some opening lines, and you probably don’t want to read them without context. Sokolov-Vaganian Biel IZ 1. Yet this is a book of theory, with many game quotations and, while there are general assessments and explanations, there ldv not as many as in middlegame books or even other kinds of opening books. In the World Championship cycle, he was a runner-up at the Erevan Zonal of and qualified for the Interzonal at Las Palmas later the same year.


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Add to want list. Representing Israel thereafter, he took the board 4 individual gold medal at Batumi in On the other hand, the French is not so susceptible to the winds of theory.

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In order to really understand the variation, you need to look at specifics and study actual variations. The Best Books of Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations. Posting only a modest score however, he failed to progress to the Candidates stage of the competition.

These kinds of books were very important before databases were widespread – without them derence player needed to do a lot of individual research, collecting tournament bulletins, Informants, and magazines, and selecting the games from those. I would much rather see what strong players actually trusted enough to play on the board. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

If for any reason your order is not available to ship, you will not be charged. Description This is the fourth and final volume of Lev Frency monumental work on the French Defence. Barnes and Noble I have browsed the chess section. This book was published inand opening theory advances quickly.