Fritz Trainer - Davies: French Defense Strategy

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The French Defense 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 Blacks 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 Defense by examining typical pawn structures and explaining the plans and ideas for both sides. 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 running time: 4 hours.
Nigel Davies is an International Grandmaster and highly respected chess coach. He has more than 35 years tournament experience with 1.d4 and has advised many of his students on the repertoire building process.

System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

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    Fritz Trainer - Davies: French Defense Strategy 5 Stars

    Posted by Barbara from San Francisco on 28th Apr 2013

    Nigel Davies targets his training for club players. I prefer Nigel Davies to the many other Grand Masters who make training videos because he talks to me as a club player. Some of the other Fritz trainer series, including the highly praised "Power Play" series are often over a club players head - because the information is presented too fast and often without adequate explanation for we mere mortals. Nigel Davies is a good resource for club players who have a life outside the chess world.