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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More from GM BryanSmith. Millions of books are added to our site everyday and when we find one that matches your search, we’ll send you an e-mail. 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. Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the psakyis of orders the seller has received and filled.

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

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. This move is far from new.

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The main downside is pretty obvious. I think this is better.

Advance and Anti-French VariationsVol. Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America? We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Finally, about opening study in general – you might have heard many times “understanding the opening is more important than memorizing moves”.

Lev Psakhis

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 An psakuis 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. In recent years, the attention of theorists has been attracted much more strongly by other possibilities for Black, and Posting only a modest score however, he failed to progress to the Candidates stage of the competition.


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 First of all, there is a lot of psakkhis author’s own analysis. Search Results Results 1 -3 of 3.

Of course other people might have a different opinion, but I think there is always a virtue in keeping it simple. Somehow I think that the excess of information muddles people’s minds. Your order is also backed by our In-Stock Guarantee! His previous books for Batsford include The Complete French and The Complete Benoni, as well as the three former volumes in the present series: The majority of the moves contained therein were actually played on the board by strong players.

In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. Nowadays I only play it occasionally. 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 opening books in general.

And most opening books back then simply showed key master-level games in the variation, picked out by a strong player with his assessments. A special order item has limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier.

Add to want list. You have to put your ‘heart and soul’ into it, you have to love it, and only in this way will you understand its mysteries.

Nd2 TarraschVol. Batsford in the early nineties. Try adding this search to your want list. Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available. I think I got the book some time inand I started playing chess in I can see all the games in the database, sure, but here it ftench organized and selected by a strong player Lev Psakhis was a two-time Soviet Champion and was in his prime as a player at the time.


Steinitz, Classical psakis Other Variations. The French played a big psskhis in my opening repertoire from by beginnings as a chess player until Find Rare Books Book Value. In terms of chess style, he was in his youth a player of sharp, complex positions, but nowadays prefers to play in a positional sense. I have seen that the new opening books differ quite a bit from the ones of the past.

In order to really understand the variation, you need to look at specifics and study actual variations. If for any reason your order is not available to ship, you will not be charged. Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7this volume incorporates the Rubinstein, Burn and MacCutcheon Systems, all of which have seen an upsurge of interest in recent years. Nowadays everyone can easily have a chess database and look for themselves at the games.

9780713488418 – French Defence 3Nc3 Bb4 by Lev Psakhis

The writing is pretty good, and Psakhis – a long-time practitioner of the French Defense – clearly feels for the opening. When I introduced this column I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t be covering many opening books.

Ngf3, both of which promise him an opening advantage This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. Well, first of all, this was one of the first books on chess that I owned.

An Excerpt 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.