The Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings Vol#7 – The French Tarrasch – IM Robert Ris and GM Mihail Marin
The French Defense is a semi-closed chess opening for Black which occurs after the moves 1.e4 e6. It is one of the most trusted openings in chess, popular at all levels from beginner to strong grandmasters.
The French Defense has been used relied upon by both the great chess masters of history and many leading grandmasters today as a main weapon for Black. The French Tarrasch variation begins with the moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2. This is a flexible setup for White, named after Siegbert Tarrasch.
This variation with 3.Nd2 became popular in the 1970s and 1980s when Anatoly Karpov often played it to great effect, such as in the famous 1974 Candidates final match against Viktor Korchnoi.
In this course you will access the work of 2 great coaches, IM Robert Ris and GM Mihail Marin, who will provide you with a full set of weapons to successfully face the French Defense with this 3.Nd2 variation.