Advancing Against the French – GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai has produced one of the very best openings courses we’ve seen.
If you have ever struggled against the French Defense (and most of us have) then this is essential viewing.
Instead of loading you up with a million “if Black plays this, you play this” lines, Jesse explains the strategic ideas in the French Defense Advance Variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5).
And this transcends the opening…
Jesse explains how to play with a space advantage, how to break down fortresses, and how to deal with attempts to break down your center.
This is a 6½-hour masterclass on playing this structure – and Jesse teaches every point with perfect clarity.
There are 2 main benefits to the French Defense Advanced Variation:
- It’s only seen in 15% of games after 1..e6 2.d4 d5 meaning your French-playing opponents won’t be as comfortable facing it.
- That space advantage! The e5 pawn pins Black down, forcing them to make timid little one-square moves.
But advantages are only useful if you know what to do with them. And that’s the subject of this course.
Get a sure-fire way of taking the game to 1…e6 players AND master a ton of advanced positional ideas with this game-changing course from GM Jesse Kraai on the French Defense Advance Variation for White.