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    French Defense

    Year of Publication
    1993 2014 1993 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Andreas Tazermiadianos (1)
    2. Andrew Soltis (1)
    3. Branimir Maksimovic (1)
    4. Byron Jacobs (2)
    5. Cyrus Lakdawala (1)
    6. Dejan Antic (1)
    7. Denis Yevseev (1)
    8. Emanuel Berg (2)
    9. Eric Schiller (1)
    10. Eric Schiller (1)
    11. John Watson (5)
    12. Neil McDonald (2)
    13. Nikita Vitiugov (1)
    14. Sam Collins (1)
    15. Simon Williams (3)
    16. Steffen Pedersen (1)
    17. Steve Giddins (3)
    18. Viacheslav Eingorn (1)
    19. Viktor Moskalenko (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (13)
    2. AN - Algebraic (10)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Dangerous Weapons (3)
    2. Move by Move (4)
    3. Starting Out (2)

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    1. **PRE-ORDER** The Classical French - Move by Move

      **PRE-ORDER** The Classical French - Move by Move

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      In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in studying the French Defence, Classical Variation, which is a popular choice among chess players of all levels. Lakdawala examines in detail the important and commonly played lines, including the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Burn Variations. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Classical French. Learn More
    2. Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2

      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2

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      The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 15 – The French Defence 2 covers the most critical variation of the Winawer, which occurs after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3† 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4. This volume presents three contrasting ways of meeting White’s aggressive opening system: 7...cxd4 leading to the notorious Winawer Poisoned Pawn; 7...0–0 8.Bd3 f5, a solid yet strategically complex system; and 7...0–0 8.Bd3 Nbc6, which leads to a tense, full-blooded battle.

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    3. Playing the French

      Playing the French

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      The French Defence is one of the most solid and strategically rich responses to 1.e4. Many opening lines have been analysed to death by computer, but the French is relatively resistant to this growing trend, as the characteristic blocked pawn centre leads to situations where a player with superior understanding can overcome an opponent whose expertise lies in computer-assisted preparation. Learn More
    4. Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

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      The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Black invites his opponent to gain space in the centre, with the intention of undermining the enemy position and launching a counterattack. Although the amount of theory has expanded in recent years, the French often leads to positions where positional and strategic understanding prove more relevant than long sequences of computer-generated moves. Grandmaster Repertoire 14 - The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White's major possibilities Learn More
    5. The French Winawer - Move by Move

      The French Winawer - Move by Move

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      This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Learn More
    6. EBOOK - The French Winawer - Move by Move

      EBOOK - The French Winawer - Move by Move

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      This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Learn More
    7. SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move

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      This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Learn More
    8. Play the French - 4th EDITION

      Play the French - 4th EDITION

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      The wait is over. Finally it's here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson's Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years! Learn More
    9. EBOOK - Play the French - 4th EDITION

      EBOOK - Play the French - 4th EDITION

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      The wait is over. Finally it's here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson's Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years! Learn More
    10. The Modern French

      The Modern French

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      This is a complete and up-to-date work for players of all levels, and contains brand-new concepts in topical modern lines such as the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Morozevich Variations.

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    11. A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

      A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

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      In this book, Grandmaster Eingorn shows that it is possible both to play solidly, and to take White out of his comfort zone. He recommends ideas and move-orders that are a little off the beaten track, but which he has very carefully worked out over many years of his own practice.

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    12. The French Defence - Reloaded

      The French Defence - Reloaded

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      A completely updated edition which presents a Black repertoire based on the French.

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    13. Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6

      Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6

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      The popularity of the French Defense has surged to the point where it rivals the Sicilian and the Spanish in the chess international tournament arenas. Always known for its solid character, the French offers Black excellent winning chances in the main lines of the Winawer and in many side variations.

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    14. Fighting the French

      Fighting the French

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      Nowadays the French Defence 1...e6 is one of the most popular openings in response to 1.e4. I'd like to suggest a new concept of combating it. White plays 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 and then deploys his pieces according to the scheme Ngf3, Bd3, c3, 0-0, against almost anything that Black may play. This will usually lead to exchanges in the centre and the appearance of an isolated queen's pawn for White.

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    15. Attacking Chess - The French

      Attacking Chess - The French

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      This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.

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    16. EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French

      EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French

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      This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.

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    17. SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French

      SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French

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      This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.

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    18. The Wonderful Winawer

      The Wonderful Winawer

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      The widely-played Winawer Variation has been called 'the jewel in the crown of the French Defence'. It is easy to see why. This is an opening for players who love a real fight. Black immediately attacks White's centre and the resulting positional dynamics offer chances to both sides. Learn More
    19. SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

      SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

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      It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defence - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization.

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    20. EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4

      EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4

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      It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defence - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization.

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    21. SHOPWORN - How to Beat the French Defence

      SHOPWORN - How to Beat the French Defence

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      In How to Beat the French Defence, Andreas Tzermiadianos meets this difficult challenge head on. He advocates his favorite weapon against the French - the Tarrasch Variation. Drawing upon his wealth of playing experience and study of this line, Tzermiadianos reveals an abundance of opening ideas and novelties, and provides the reader with a complete repertoire which is aimed at posing Black serious problems. Read this book and you will be able to fight the French Defence with renewed confidence and vitality.

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    22. Dangerous Weapons - French

      Dangerous Weapons - French

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      In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, selecting a wealth of "dangerous" options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover! Learn More
    23. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - French

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - French

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      In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, selecting a wealth of "dangerous" options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover! Learn More
    24. EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - French

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - French

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      In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, selecting a wealth of "dangerous" options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover! Learn More
    25. EBOOK - French Advance

      EBOOK - French Advance

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      The Advance Variation is a popular and direct way of meeting the ultra-solid French Defence. Very early on in the game White opts to fix the pawn structure and establishes a genuine space advantage, upon which he later hopes to mount a serious attack. This method of playing against the French Defence has become a firm favourite amongst uncompromising Grandmasters such as Alexei Shirov, England's Nigel Short and the rising star in Russia, Alexander Grischuk.

      In this book, opening expert Sam Collins explains the strategies and tactics of this dynamic opening, studying both the main lines as well as the more offbeat variations. Through the use of model games for both White and Black, he provides a thorough grounding in the key plans and ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently begin to use the French Advance in their own games. Learn More

    26. Starting Out - The French

      Starting Out - The French

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      The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.

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    27. EBOOK - Starting Out - The French

      EBOOK - Starting Out - The French

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      The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.

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    28. The French - Tarrasch Variation

      The French - Tarrasch Variation

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      This book continues the coverage of the French Defence that was begun by Pedersen in The Main Line French: 3 Nc3. It is essential reading for all those who play the French, and for those who meet it with the popular and flexible Tarrasch Variation.

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    29. French Defense - Classical System

      French Defense - Classical System

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    30. Four Gambits to Beat the French

      Four Gambits to Beat the French

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      Four Gambits to Beat the French Learn More
    31. Franco-Benoni Defenses

      Franco-Benoni Defenses

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      No matter what White plays, Black plays 1..e6 making believe he is going into a French defense. White is fooled for whatever he does, Black plays toward a Benoni 2..c5. Learn More
    32. The Fighting French

      The Fighting French

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    33. French Defense for Black

      French Defense for Black

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      Grefe and Silman give many variations and analysis from the Black perspective to show why the French Defense is one of Black's best replies vs. 1.e4. Learn More

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