Game, Result, Moves, Year, Event/Locale, Opening. B Friesen vs Psakhis, 0 -1, 34, , HZ Open, C12 French, McCutcheon. J Gunnarsson vs. Lev Borisovich Psakhis is a naturalised Israeli chess grandmaster, trainer and author. Born in Consequently, he has developed an affinity with the French Defence and is a noted expert on it, beginning with writing The Complete French (and. book on the French by grandmaster Lev Psakhis from the “Complete. understand not just of the French Defense, but of chess in general.

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So I will instead provide some short excerpts from different points in the book.

“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis

And most opening books back then simply showed key master-level games in the variation, picked out by a strong player with his assessments. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Later, at the end fo the forties and in the early fifties, it became known to a wide circle of players and was incorporated in the repertoire of Botvinnik and Petrosian, but never became really popular.

I haven’t really bought many recently-published opening books, but sometimes when I have found myself in a book store a new book store, i. The book is completely falling apart with none of the pages connected to the cover and most not connected to each other, either. Barnes and Noble I have browsed the chess section. This is true – if you understand the opening better than your opponent, you will win even if he knows a lot of specific variations.

They don’t get a grandmaster’s assessment of the positions – but they can look at the result of the game, and also assess the position for themselves. An Excerpt I am not going to type out reams of variations from some opening lines, and you probably don’t want to read them without context. In addition xefence the Steinitz Variation Nd2 TarraschVol. Additionally, I find some of the explanations by the authors to be kind of tiresome.


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Views Read Edit View history. Over the years, he has assisted in many training programs, dating back to the late s when he worked with Kasparov and Artur Yusupov. Some of them even have quizzes for the reader, summaries of general “key points” and so on.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Nc6 is a move I don’t much like, since in many variations of the French the most natural and effective counterplay for Black consists in undermining White’s strong pawn centre with When I introduced this column I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t be covering many opening books. ErgodebooksTexas, United States Seller rating: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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French Defence: Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Trench can occasionally be seen in the games of Vaganian, Rogers and Kovacevic, but it is only Drasko, an International Master from Yugoslavia, who risks playing this way constantly. Born in Siberiahe is also a two-time former champion of the Soviet Union. Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America? There are general assessments and descriptions of the character of various ideas.

You have to put your ‘heart and soul’ into it, you have to love it, and only in this way will you understand its mysteries. The book presents a wealth of illustrative games by Viswanathan Anand, Alexei Shirov, Alexander Grischuk, Jan Timman, Viktor Korchnoi and other leading players, critically annotated with the most up-to-date theoretical refinements. In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. However, personally, somehow the modern opening books kind of annoy me.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nevertheless, I think I gained a lot from the games which are presented along with the relatively terse notes and many game quotations. Somehow I think that the excess of information muddles people’s minds.

I think this is better. Somehow I find it unaesthetic to play the King’s Indian against 1. Get to Know Us. Are you a frequent reader or book collector?

Nowadays I only play it occasionally.

Qh5 White seems to be on the pdakhis of success, but This book is most relevant french Tarrach book for serious player at moment and I have all french books released on market in last 5 yearsat least untill Pedersen book comes out sometimes next year However, the French was my main opening until and I did reasonably well with it, considering that I was a much weaker player than I am now for most of that time.

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Advance and Anti-French VariationsVol. Description This is the fourth and final volume of Lev Psakhis’s monumental work on the French Defence.

Showing of 1 reviews. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers’ inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time. This book was published inand opening theory advances quickly.