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      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

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      The Complete Killer French by GM Simon Williams - 2 Volumes
      Catalog Code: DVD00XXOT

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

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      Fit for the French - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0239CB

      On­ th­is­ DV­D V­ik­tor Bologa­n­ pre­s­e­n­ts­ h­is­ re­pe­rtoire­ a­ga­in­s­t th­e­ Fre­n­ch­ De­fe­n­ce­.
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      Fit for the French - Victor Bologan

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      French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies
      Catalog Code: WIN0262CB

      The French Defense is one of the best choices a player can make for his opening repertoire, especially older players with limited study time.
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      French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies

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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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      French Defense - Ari Ziegler
      Catalog Code: WIN0121CB

      The French defence is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively.
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      French Defense - Ari Ziegler

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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

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      BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0143CB

      In his DVD series on the French Defence, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3
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      BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 2

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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

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      The Modern French
      A Complete Guide for Black
      Catalog Code: B0116NIC

      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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      The Modern French

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      Fighting the French
      A New Concept
      Catalog Code: B0074EU

      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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      Fighting the French

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      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

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      French w/o Nc3
      Catalog Code: WIN0157CB

      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!
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      French w/o Nc3

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      Killer French Defense - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0019OT

      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.
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      Killer French Defense - VOLUME 1

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      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

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      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

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      Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0003EP

      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.
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      Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1
      Catalog Code: B0088QT

      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
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

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      Playing the French
      Catalog Code: B0081QT

      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.
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      Playing the French

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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2
      Catalog Code: B0090QT

      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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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2

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      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

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      Attacking Chess - The French
      A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: 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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      Attacking Chess - The French

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      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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      The French Winawer - Move by Move

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      Dangerous Weapons - French
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0190EM

      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!
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      Dangerous Weapons - French

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 24 - French 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0024FX

      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!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 24 - French 1

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      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

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 33 - McCutcheon French
      Catalog Code: DVD0033FX

      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.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 33 - McCutcheon French

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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

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 102 - A French Repertoire in the Tarrasch and Advance Variations
      Catalog Code: DVD0102FX

      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 102 - A French Repertoire in the Tarrasch and Advance Variations

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