80/20 Tactics Multiplier #08
Chess Tactics in The French Defense – GM Mihail Marin
If you want to know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough. Every opening has its own stock of tactical motifs. Therefore, you also have to know the typical tactical patterns which frequently occur in your opening.
GM Mihail Marin’s course on the essential patterns in the French Defense gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical and strategic patterns for both sides.
The French Defense is one of the most trusted openings in chess, popular at all levels from beginners to strong grandmasters. It is a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of rich possibilities. Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the different asymmetrical pawn structures and imbalances which occur from the different variations.
It is a perfect opening for players who prefer to understand key strategical and tactical ideas rather than memorize an endless amount of theoretical variations.
Introduction: About this course
Chapter 1: White’s Thematic f4-f5 Plan
Chapter 2: The Blocked Center – Black’s Strategic and Tactical Ideas
Chapter 3: White’s Kingside Piece Sacrifices
Chapter 4: Destroying Black’s Center – Typical Sacrifices
Chapter 5: Black’s Kingside Play with …g5
Chapter 6: Destroying White’s Center – Typical Sacrifices
Chapter 7: Black’s Bad Light-Squared Bishop
Chapter 8: Black’s Central Break …e5
Chapter 9: The French Isolani (1)
Chapter 10: The French Isolani (2)
Chapter 11: The French Open Center
Chapter 12: Unbalancing Ideas in the Exchange Variation
Chapter 13: French Defense Classics (1)
Chapter 14: French Defense Classics (2)
Chapter 15: French Defense Classics (3)