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’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.

Yet this is a book of theory, with many game quotations and, while there are general assessments and explanations, there are not as many as in middlegame books or even other kinds of opening books. A wonderful melee arose in Kosashvili-Ulibin, Santiago 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.

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.

What makes Biblio different? The Best Books frencg I can see all the games in the database, sure, but here it is organized and selected by a strong player Lev Psakhis was a two-time Soviet Champion and was defdnce his prime as a player at the time. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

9780713488418 – French Defence 3Nc3 Bb4 by Lev Psakhis

When I introduced this column I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t be covering many opening books. This reflects the percentage of orders fefence seller has received and filled.


Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. There were creditable second-place finishes at TallinnSochiTrnavaCalcuttaErevan and Herzliya Our Day return guarantee still applies. What’s good about it I mostly answered this above. Where I got it I don’t know – I think probably through a psakjis.

Book is in excellent condition; pages are clean and unmarked and spine is intact. The writing is pretty good, and Psakhis – a long-time practitioner of the French Defense – clearly feels for the opening.

French Defence: Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations

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. Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers’ inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time.

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I think this book helped to shape my early understanding of the French. They tend to have a lot more explanations and a lot more of the author’s own analysis.

Lev Borisovich Psakhis Hebrew: However, the French was my main opening until and I did reasonably well with it, considering that I was a much weaker player than I am now for most of that time.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: This is fine and it might be useful, but the problem is psakhhis many of the book authors are not top-level players, so you can’t necessarily trust it. This defencce uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.


Nd2 TarraschVol. I think I got the book some time inand I started playing chess in However, among the positive features of this variation we may count the complexity of the resulting positions and the relative lack of study devoted to them.

I haven’t really bought many recently-published opening books, but sometimes when I have found myself in a book store a new book store, i. I think it had a big role in my understand not just of the French Defense, but of chess in general. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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

Following on from defejce survey of the “Winawer Variation” Volume 3the author here analyses Black’s alternative responses rfench 3 Nc3. First of all, there is a lot of the author’s own analysis.

Quite often I look at the old games and see that they played better, with much clearer, sounder, and more creative ideas. The main downside is pretty obvious. This move is far from new.

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There are general assessments and descriptions of the character of various ideas. Learning an opening is not just about the first ten moves – you need to understand the character of the position, which often persists until the end of the game.

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