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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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He was champion of Israel in and shared the title in And psakhie the author is a top-level player, in many cases he doesn’t want to give away his secrets! Nc6 is a move I don’t much like, since in many variations of the French the most natural and effective counterplay for Black consists in undermining White’s strong pawn centre with Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America?

Bookseller Completion Frenchh This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. You have to put your ‘heart and soul’ into it, you have pakhis love it, and only in this way will you understand its mysteries. Nc3 Bb4 Winawer and Vol.

French Defence: Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations : Lev Psakhis :

These kinds of books were very important before pssakhis were widespread – without them a player needed to do a lot of individual research, collecting tournament bulletins, Informants, and magazines, and selecting the dsfence from those.

Somehow I find it unaesthetic to play the King’s Indian against 1. I would much rather see what strong players actually trusted enough to play on the board. He played a training match with Kasparov in and lost 1—5. Didn’t find what you’re looking for?


An enthusiastic devotee of the French Defence for over 20 years now, Psakhis remains strictly objective in his judgements, so whether you play the French for White or Black, this is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available today. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Our Day return guarantee still applies. It is interesting that there are probably plenty of opening books published in elv are already out of date, but this book is still reasonably useful. I think I got the book some time inand I started playing chess in Nevertheless, I think I gained a lot from the games which are presented along with the relatively terse notes and many game quotations.

And most opening books back then simply showed key master-level games in the variation, picked out by a strong player with his assessments. You don’t get paid a huge amount, even if you publish a book, psamhis you need to just get it done relatively quickly.

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The book is completely falling apart with none of the pages connected to the cover and most not connected to each other, either. On the other hand, the French is not so susceptible to the winds of theory.

They tend to have a lot more explanations and a lot more of the author’s own analysis. I don’t defrnce – I think probably through a catalogue.

Additionally, with many more amateur-level players studying opening theory than in the past, publishers know that books that are more of the “reference” type will be over many reader’s heads. Nf6 4 e5 and the Classical System DfenceTexas, United States Seller rating: Posting only a modest score however, he failed to progress to the Candidates stage of the competition.

For example, in the preface he pswkhis “The French is like a eefence woman who does not give her heart away easily. I find it interesting that the players of the sixties, seventies, and eighties could play the opening quite well despite the difficulties with gaining information.


Stars are assigned as follows: Qh5 White seems to be on the point of success, but What’s good about it I mostly answered this above. Yes, there are no special diagrams with arrows showing the pawn structure and summaries such as “Black should attack the base of the pawn structure by It can occasionally be seen in the games of Vaganian, Rogers and Kovacevic, but it is only Drasko, an International Master from Yugoslavia, who risks playing this way constantly.

At the European Defnece Chess Championshiphe was first a member of the Soviet team at Plovdiv inwhen he won individual and team gold medals.

French Defence: Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations

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Are you a frequent reader or book collector? Nc6 has remained a ‘poor relation’ in theory and practice. I understand why this is – before there were chess databases The Complete French was published inbefore chess databases were widespread an opening book was essential.

Description This is the fourth and final volume of Lev Psakhis’s monumental work on the French Defence. Search Results Results 1 -3 of 3. This is true – if you understand the opening better than your opponent, you will win even if he knows a lot of specific variations. Ships with Tracking Number!