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Killer French Defence - Part 1

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Media Type:
DVD
Runtime:
4 hours 30 minutes
Presenter:
GM Simon Williams
Killer French Defence - Part 1
WARNING: May Contain Small Parts.

In this, Simon's second DVD, he will guide you through Black's part in the French Defence. Simon's frank, clear and understandable delivery of material of which he has extensive knowledge certainly aids the viewer in increasing their understanding of these opening lines.

Simon's first DVD has been internationally acclaimed as setting new standards in this format for his clear approach to delivering sometimes complex material. Chapters are broken up through chess-related montages maintaining a viewing interest from start to finish.

This DVD covers The Advance Variation and Tarrasch Variation. 

DVD Contents

1st DVD: The Advance Variation and Tarrash Variation

Chapter 1: Introduction
  • 1: DVD Introduction
  • 2: Introductory Game L.Ljubojevic-M.Gurevich
  • 3: Basic Strategic Ideas: Part 1. …c5 and ..f6 plus others
  • 4: Basic Strategic Ideas: Part 2. The light squared bishop dance.
Chapter 2: The French Defence: Advance Variation
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: 1st Introductory Game: A.Shabalov-A.Shirov
  • 3: 2nd Introductory Game: A.Grischuk-N.Short
  • 4: Theory A: 5…Bd7 6 a3?! Too Slow!
  • 5: Theory B: 5…Bd7 6 Be2 Better but Black is still ok!
  • 6: Theory C: Early Deviations from White
Chapter 3: The French Defence: Tarrash Variation with 3…Nf6: White plays 5 f4: Black replies with an early …a5: The Most Dangerous Plan.
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: 1st Introductory Game: V.Hansen-D.Buzmann
  • 3: 2nd Introductory Game: B.Mongontuul-Y.Benitah
  • 4: Theory A: 8…a5!? a-pawn Battering ram!
  • 5: Theory B: White avoids playing c3.
Chapter 4: The French Defence: Tarrash Variation with 3…Nf6: White plays 5 Bd3 and 7 Ne2: The Most Popular Choice.
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: 1st Introductory Game: J.Emms-S.Williams
  • 3: 2nd Introductory Game: A.Persson-E.Berg
  • 4: Theory A: 11…Qc7 12 Bg5 0-0 13 Bh4 Still popular after all these years
  • 5: Theory B: 11…Qc7 12 Bg5 0-0 13 Rc1 The modern concern
  • 6: Theory C: 11…Qc7 12 g3 Please let me swap off dark square bishops!
  • 7: Theory D: 9 Nf4!? Greedy and Dangerous
  • 8: Theory E: Early Deviations from White
Chapter 5: The French Defence: Tarrash Variation with 3…Nf6: The Universal System: 7 Ngf3 Be7 8 0-0 a5!
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: 1st Introductory Game: G.Botta-S.Williams
  • 3: 2nd Introductory Game: S.Erenburg-S.Williams
  • 4: Theory A: 8…a5 9 a4 Safe and solid
  • 5: Theory B: 8…a5 9 Re1 Fun and Games!
Chapter 6: Conclusion

System Requirements: This DVD will run on all platforms – PC, MAC, games consoles and set top boxes.