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    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22
    Catalog Code: WIN0462CB

    The French Defence is one of the most reliable openings against 1 e4. The solid central pawn chain protects Black’s king and provides the basis for counter-attacks on both wings. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the French. Based around ten stem games, all White’s major lines against the French are covered. The French Defence is one of the most flexible of openings. This DVD explores different systems so that you can always keep your opponent guessing as to your choice.
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    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22

    $33.95
    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 154 - The Classical French
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0154FX

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

    $19.95
    First Steps - The French
    Catalog Code: B0439EM

    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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    First Steps - The French

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    The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147
    Catalog Code: DVD0147CL

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

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    SHOPWORN - The Even More Flexible French
    Strategic Ideas & Powerful Weapons
    Catalog Code: SWB0157NIC

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - The Even More Flexible French

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    The Even More Flexible French
    Strategic Ideas & Powerful Weapons
    Catalog Code: B0157NIC

    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.
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    The Even More Flexible French

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 150 - White Repertoire Against The French, Caro-Kann, and Alekhine
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0150FX

    Volume Three completes Martin's new "Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4", which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin demonstrates an easy to learn repertoire against the French, Caro-Kann and Alekhine Defense. After 1.e4 e6 we continue 2.d4 d5 3.exd5, having mastered the Exchange Variation; if 1.e4 c6 then 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 (the Two Knights) and 1.e4 Nf6 meets the solid 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Be2 with a position of iron.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 150 - White Repertoire Against The French, Caro-Kann, and Alekhine

    $19.95
    SHOPWORN - French Defense
    The Solid Rubinstein Variation
    Catalog Code: SWB0076RE

    This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, and come out with a useful new weapon in your chess arsenal.'' From International Master John Watson's Foreword
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    SHOPWORN - French Defense

    Regular Price: $24.95

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    The Classical French - Main Line - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0473CB

    This DVD looks at one of the most important lines of the French Defence. After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3, the author takes a detailed look at a daring line with 7... cxd4 8. Nd4 Qb6, as well as the quieter plans with 7...cxd4 8. Nd4 Bc5, and the main line with 7... a6 and b5. Thorough analysis of the trendy lines, and lots of new ideas for both White and Black make this DVD a must-have for any French player!
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    The Classical French - Main Line - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    $33.95
    Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6
    Updated in 2011 with New Games and Analysis
    Catalog Code: B0100IS

    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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    Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 101 - Adventures in the Main Line Winawer
    Catalog Code: DVD0101FX

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

    $24.95
    EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4
    Catalog Code: E-B0174EM

    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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    EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4

    $19.95
    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 13 - Mastering The French - PART 3
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0013SP

    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.
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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 13 - Mastering The French - PART 3

    $19.95
    The Definitive French Collection - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture
    Catalog Code: DVD004CLC

    This Collection Includes: - Insights Into the French Defense - The French Defense for White - New Ideas in the French Defense - A System Against the French - a6/b5 Against the French Steintz - The French Defense: Guimard Variation 8.9 Hours 25 Lectures
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    The Definitive French Collection - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture

    Regular Price: $115.95

    Special Price $99.95

    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0012SP

    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.
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    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2

    $24.95
    1. e6 - A Solid Repertoire Against 1. d4 and 1. e4 - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0231CB

    Many players struggle to find solid openings to play as Black, especially if they have relatively little time to study theory. This DVD addresses this problem, presenting a solid and easy to learn Black repertoire against White’s two main opening moves, 1.e4 and 1.d4.
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    1. e6 - A Solid Repertoire Against 1. d4 and 1. e4 - Nigel Davies

    $30.95
    KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Advance French Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0383CB

    The information explosion has led to a massive increase in opening theory. But how often do you win a game with a prepared line? What gives strong players the edge over their opponents is not some blockbuster novelty, but a deep understanding of the pawn structures to which their openings lead – an understanding that lasts into the middlegame and endgame, and is transferable between different openings with similar structures.
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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Advance French Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 4

    $30.95
    The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert
    Opening
    Catalog Code: WIN0402CB

    This French Defence DVD is a complete attacking opening repertoire for black after 1.e4 e6. GM Nick Pert has played the French defence his whole life and provides all his latest and most up to date analysis crammed into 1 DVD. Nick has spent thousands of hours studying the best French lines, and he explains the pick of the bunch for the cost of a DVD. It almost seems like daylight robbery! In addition to the usual video explanations of the French there are some interactive clips where the viewer is tested on a range of theoretical questions and tactics arising from French Defence games.
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    The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert

    $33.95
    Starting Out - The French
    Catalog Code: B0039EM

    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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    Starting Out - The French

    $24.95
    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence
    Catalog Code: DVD0090RM

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

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French
    A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: E-B0325EM

    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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    EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French

    $19.95
    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 11 - Mastering The French - PART 1
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0011SP

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

    $19.95
    The Classical French - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0397EM

    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.
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    The Classical French - Move by Move

    $29.95
    CLEARANCE - The Fighting French
    Catalog Code: CB0104CD

    The Fighting French
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    CLEARANCE - The Fighting French

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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0144CB

    In his DVD series on the French Defence, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based on 3.Nc3.
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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 3

    $29.95
    CLEARANCE - The French Winawer - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0362EM

    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.
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    CLEARANCE - The French Winawer - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $27.95

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    The French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov
    A Complete Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: WIN0395CB

    The aim of this DVD is to provide the player with White with a complete repertoire. 3.Nd2 is an excellent weapon with which to fight the French Defence. as the author of this DVD explains. Based as it is on his personal experience and the latest theoretical developments, this DVD is an excellent starting point from which to learn how to play 3. Nd2, the Tarrasch Variation.
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    The French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov

    $33.95
    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 25 - French 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0025FX

    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!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 25 - French 2

    $24.95
    Play the French - 4th EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0354EM

    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!
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    Play the French - 4th EDITION

    $29.95
    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 101 - Adventures in the Main Line Winawer
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0101FX

    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.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 101 - Adventures in the Main Line Winawer

    $19.95
    a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75
    Catalog Code: DVD0075CL

    The Steinitz is a variation for white against the French Defense . The Steinitz is an attacking scheme in particular against the Classical Variation of the French Defense. Here GM Jesse Kraai gives a clear explanation of the plans for black and the pitfalls to avoidRecommended for Intermediate Players
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    a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75

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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0142CB

    In his DVD series on Beating the French Vol. 1, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3.
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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 1

    $29.95
    The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19
    Catalog Code: DVD0019CL

    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.
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    The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19

    $19.95
    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 150 - White Repertoire Against The French, Caro-Kann, and Alekhine
    Catalog Code: DVD0150FX

    Volume Three completes Martin's new ''Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4'', which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin demonstrates an easy to learn repertoire against the French, Caro-Kann and Alekhine Defense. After 1.e4 e6 we continue 2.d4 d5 3.exd5, having mastered the Exchange Variation; if 1.e4 c6 then 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 (the Two Knights) and 1.e4 Nf6 meets the solid 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Be2 with a position of iron.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 150 - White Repertoire Against The French, Caro-Kann, and Alekhine

    $24.95
    Killer French Defense - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0020OT

    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. Chapters are broken up through chess-related montages maintaining a viewing interest from start to finish.
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    Killer French Defense - VOLUME 2

    $29.95
    The French Defence - Reloaded
    Catalog Code: B0080EU

    A completely updated edition which presents a Black repertoire based on the French.
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    The French Defence - Reloaded

    $31.95

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