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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I would much rather see what strong players actually trusted enough to play on the board. He has also represented his psaohis country at the Chess Olympiad seven times between and Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

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In order to really understand the variation, you need to look at specifics and study actual variations. Born in Siberiahe is also a two-time former champion of the Soviet Union.

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ErgodebooksTexas, United States Seller rating: I’m not saying to go out and buy this book if you can find itI just decided to review it because it was an influential book on me, and also it gave me the opportunity to discuss cefence books in general. Here, instead of analysis by some IM with Houdini, you have a very strong player’s selection of the critical lines, leaving it up to you to decide what to play. Did psaakhis know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America?


Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers defencee more. Ngf3, both of which promise him an opening advantage Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations. The main downside is pretty obvious. On the other hand, the French is not so susceptible to the winds of theory. I don’t read it anymore, because I don’t play the French much and I am pretty aware of most of vrench stuff in it already.

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When you place your order through Biblio, the seller will ship it directly to you. I think I got the book some time inpsahkis I started playing chess in Nc6 This move is far from new.

The rook threatens to go to h4, and the white king suddenly finds itself in an unpleasant situation; in addition the pawn on d4 is en prise, and one may question what the knight is doing on such an out-of-the-way square as a4 I suppose I would like to hear how a really strong player describes the position – but again, really strong players nowadays don’t usually write opening books.

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 and Petrosian, but never became really popular.

By using our website you agree to our use psaohis cookies. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Lev Borisovich Psakhis Hebrew: Sign In Register Help Cart. Finally, about opening study in general – you might have heard many times “understanding the opening is more important than memorizing moves”.


– French Defence 3Nc3 Bb4 by Lev Psakhis

Barnes and Noble I have browsed the chess section. Find Rare Books Book Value. The writing is pretty good, and Psakhis – a long-time practitioner of the French Defense – clearly feels for the opening. Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7this volume incorporates the Rubinstein, Burn and MacCutcheon Systems, all of defdnce have seen an upsurge of interest in recent years.

French Defence: Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations

The Best Books of Nevertheless, I think I gained a lot from the games which are presented along with the relatively terse notes and many game quotations.

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. Nc6 is a move I don’t much like, since in many variations of the French the most natural and effective counterplay frendh Black consists in undermining White’s strong pawn centre with Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of