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  1. CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 3

    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 3

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    For casual players and club players. Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started. Learn More
  2. 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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  3. CLEARANCE - French Defense - Classical System

    CLEARANCE - French Defense - Classical System

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    French Defense - Classical System Learn More
  4. 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
  5. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 25 - French 2

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 25 - French 2

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    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
  6. 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
  7. E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 11 - Mastering The French - PART 1

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

    $19.95
    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
  8. French Defense

    French Defense

    $24.95
    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 Learn More
  9. BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 1

    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 1

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    In his DVD series on Beating the French Vol. 1, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3. Learn More
  10. 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
  11. The French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov

    The French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov

    $33.95
    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. Learn More
  12. Killer French Defense - VOLUME 2

    Killer French Defense - VOLUME 2

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    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. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 101 - Adventures in the Main Line Winawer

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

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    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
  15. A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

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    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
  16. 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
  17. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 102 - A French Repertoire in the Tarrasch and Advance Variations

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

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    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
  18. 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

  19. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 150 - White Repertoire Against The French, Caro-Kann, and  Alekhine

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 150 - White Repertoire Against The French, Caro-Kann, and Alekhine

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    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. Learn More
  20. WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 13 - Mastering The French - PART 3

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

    $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
  21. French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies

    French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies

    $33.95
    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
  22. E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 33 - McCutcheon French

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 33 - McCutcheon French

    $19.95
    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
  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. 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
  25. The Complete Killer French by GM Simon Williams - 2 Volumes

    The Complete Killer French by GM Simon Williams - 2 Volumes

    $54.95
    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
  26. 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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  27. New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56

    New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56

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    GM Jesse Kraai reviews ECO C02 The French, Advance from Blacks Perspective 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 ECO C00 The Basic French Defense but with a new twist. 1 e4 e6, Jesse Shows you a new move that surprised even him and is very playable. Inspired from a discussion with Grandmaster Vinay Bhat of a recent game .ECO C10 The Fort Knox variation of the French 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3ECO: C02, C00, C10 Learn More
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 1. e6 - A Solid Repertoire Against 1. d4 and 1. e4 - Nigel Davies

    1. e6 - A Solid Repertoire Against 1. d4 and 1. e4 - Nigel Davies

    $30.95
    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. Learn More
  31. E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 24 - French 1

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

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 154 - The Classical French

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    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
  33. CLEARANCE - The French - Tarrasch Variation

    CLEARANCE - 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. Learn More
  34. 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
  35. 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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  36. E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2

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

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    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

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