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  1. The French - Tarrasch Variation

    The French - Tarrasch Variation

    $14.95
    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. Learn More
  2. E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 154 - The Classical French

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 154 - The Classical French

    $19.95
    The French Defence is both a Dynamic and Solid Opening Repertoire for Black. IM Andrew Martin presents the material in a simple and easy-to-learn format. Learn More
  3. WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 11 - Mastering The French - PART 1

    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 11 - Mastering The French - PART 1

    $24.95
    On this 3 Part DVD series, Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences, exciting battles, and won games from the first opening she ever learned at the early age of 4. Although the French can be complex, the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other openings. Learn More
  4. French w/o Nc3

    French w/o Nc3

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    he French Defense has a proven reputation for adaptability and soundness, and is attractive to the Black player who seeks a complex strategic fi ght in unbalanced positions, with healthy counterplay and many chances to decide sharp battles in his favor! Learn More
  5. EBOOK - The French Winawer - Move by Move

    EBOOK - The French Winawer - Move by Move

    $21.95
    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. Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

    Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

    $29.95
    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
  7. First Steps - The French

    First Steps - The French

    $24.95

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala explains the basic ideas in the French and examines the important variations. The key ideas are emphasized with notes, tips and warnings and the reader’s understanding is tested with frequent exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know in order to take your first steps with the French Defense.

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

    Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6

    $14.95
    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. Learn More
  9. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 33 - McCutcheon French

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 33 - McCutcheon French

    $24.95
    This is a repertoire for Black. Forget those over-analyzed lines of the Winawer and Classical French that are now at virtual saturation point. Today's treatment of the McCutcheon (1.e4 e6 2.d5 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4) guarantees uncompromising positions, perfectly tailored to playing for a win with Black. IM Andrew Martin presents the original ideas of the modern McCutcheon. Learn More
  10. EBOOK - Play the French - 4th EDITION

    EBOOK - Play the French - 4th EDITION

    $24.95
    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
  11. E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 102 - A French Repertoire in the Tarrasch and Advance Variations

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 102 - A French Repertoire in the Tarrasch and Advance Variations

    $19.95
    With the resurgence of the French Defence at all levels of chess play, International Master Andrew Martin is proud to offer a 3 disk mini-series on the most critical lines which will help the Black player form a successful and effective repertoire. Learn More
  12. A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

    $19.95
    GM Jesse Kraai, an expert on the French defense, demonstrates and gives excellent advice on how to deal with multiple variations of the French including Classical, MacCutcheon, Winawer, Burn and Rubinstein. Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - The Modern French

    SHOPWORN - 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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  14. CLEARANCE - Four Gambits to Beat the French

    CLEARANCE - Four Gambits to Beat the French

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    Four Gambits to Beat the French Learn More
  15. BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 2

    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 2

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    In his DVD series on the French Defence, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3 Learn More
  16. Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20

    Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20

    $19.95
    GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006. Learn More
  17. Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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    The French Defense is one of the most powerful weapons for black against 1. e4, based on an incredibly solid positional foundation that guarantees a minimum of fighting equality if not more for black from the opening. In the chess DVD ¨Crushing White – The French Defense¨ GM Damian Lemos shares his years of experience and intimate knowledge of the French Defense with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart. GM Lemos is one of the world`s leading experts on the French Defense and has effectively employed this chess opening at the higher levels for many years. This chess DVD teaches viewers the fundamentals of this solid opening system and progresses to deeper ideas that Lemos has researched and often used in his own games. Learn More
  18. The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147

    The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147

    $49.95
    The MacCutcheon Variation is one of the sharpest and most exciting variations in the French. In this variation, the second player ignores White's threat of e4-e5 and instead plays 4... Bb4. The main line continues: 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3 Ne4 8. Qg4. At this point Black may play 8...g6, which weakens the kingside dark squares but keeps the option of castling queenside, or 8...Kf8. Learn More
  19. Fighting the French

    Fighting the French

    $31.95
    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. Learn More
  20. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 24 - French 1

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 24 - French 1

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    This video presents a complete system for Black against 1.e4. French expert GM Daniel King considers the Advance Variation (3.e5), the Exchange Variation (3.exd5), the King's Indian Attack (2.d3), and recommends a dynamic line that can be played against 3.Nc3 or 3.Nd2, that is 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 (or 3.Nd2) Nf6 4.e5 Ne4! Learn More
  21. The Modern French

    The Modern French

    $32.95
    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. Learn More
  22. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence

    $14.95
    On this DVD the Roman Rybka team brings to you a detailed analysis on the Burn - Morozevich variation of the French Defence. The analysis creates a new way for Black and White to play. Roman will show you newly discovered tactical and positional lines for both sides. Learn More
  23. Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2

    Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2

    $29.95
    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. Learn More
  24. Grandmaster Repertoire 16 - The French Defence - Vol. 3

    Grandmaster Repertoire 16 - The French Defence - Vol. 3

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    Grandmaster Repertoire 16 – The French Defence 3 concludes this ambitious three-volume series by offering a comprehensive repertoire against the Advance, Tarrasch, and other alternatives to 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3. Learn More
  25. CLEARANCE - Franco-Benoni Defenses

    CLEARANCE - 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
  26. French Defense - Ari Ziegler

    French Defense - Ari Ziegler

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    The French defence is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively. Learn More
  27. EBOOK - French Advance

    EBOOK - French Advance

    $19.95
    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

  28. The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55

    The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55

    $19.95
    The French Defense: Guimard Variation is a chess opening 3... Nc6 is known as the Guimard Variation: after 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 Black will exchange White's cramping e-pawn next move by ...f6. However, Black does not exert any pressure on d4 because he cannot play ...c5, so White should maintain a slight advantage, with 6. Be2 or 6. Nb3.Grandmaster Guimard was a 3 time chess champion in Argentina. Learn More
  29. SHOPWORN - The Even More Flexible French

    SHOPWORN - The Even More Flexible French

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    The Even More Flexible French has largely the same structure as its predecessor, but the content is fully up-to-date on the latest theory. Moskalenko has found hundreds of improvements, alternatives, new ideas and fresh weapons that will delight and surprise the reader. The book contains a more or less complete French repertoire for Black. Yet Moskalenko also presents quite a few weapons and opportunities for White. The Ukrainian Grandmaster’s analysis is, as before, high-level, his touch has remained light and fresh. Learn More
  30. Killer French Defense - VOLUME 1

    Killer French Defense - VOLUME 1

    $29.95
    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. Learn More
  31. French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies

    French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $36.95

    The French Defense is one of the best choices a player can make for his opening repertoire, especially older players with limited study time. Learn More
  32. E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 25 - French 2

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 25 - French 2

    $19.95
    In the second of his two videos on the French, GM Daniel King takes a more detailed look at 3.Nd2 and 3.Nc3. Against each move King recommends his own favorite systems and in addition reveals secret weapons employed by his grandmaster colleagues! Learn More
  33. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 154 - The Classical French

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 154 - The Classical French

    $24.95
    The French Defence is both a Dynamic and Solid Opening Repertoire for Black. IM Andrew Martin presents the material in a simple and easy-to-learn format. Learn More
  34. Attacking Chess - The French

    Attacking Chess - The French

    $27.95
    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. Learn More
  35. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 101 - Adventures in the Main Line Winawer

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 101 - Adventures in the Main Line Winawer

    $24.95
    With the resurgence of the French Defence at all levels of chess play, International Master Andrew Martin is proud to offer a 3 disk mini-series on the most critical lines which will help the Black player form a successful and effective repertoire. Learn More
  36. EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4

    EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4

    $19.95

    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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