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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Yes, there are no special diagrams with arrows showing the pawn structure and summaries such as “Black should attack the base of the pawn structure by Where I got it I don’t know – I think probably through a catalogue.

Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. This book was published inand opening theory advances quickly. So I will instead provide some short excerpts from different points in the book.

“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis –

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? On the other hand, the French is not so susceptible to the winds of theory. He has also represented his adopted country at the Chess Olympiad seven times between and Looking for beautiful books?


Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7this volume incorporates the Rubinstein, Burn and MacCutcheon Systems, all of which have seen an upsurge of interest in recent years. In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description.

“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis

A wonderful melee arose in Kosashvili-Ulibin, Santiago May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Ngf3, both of which promise him an opening advantage Retrieved from ” https: An enthusiastic devotee of the French Defence for over 20 years now, Psakhis remains strictly objective in his judgements, so whether you play the French for White or Black, this is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available today.

The French played a big part in my opening repertoire from by beginnings as a chess player until The majority of the moves contained therein were actually played on the board by strong players. He played a training match with Kasparov in and frehch 1—5.

French Defence: Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations : Lev Psakhis :

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Former Soviet champion Lev Psakhis covers the sequence 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 nd2, known as the “Tarrach variation.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. You have to put your ‘heart and soul’ into it, you have trench love it, and only in this way will you understand its mysteries. Advance and Anti-French VariationsVol.


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However, personally, somehow the modern opening books kind of annoy me. Of course, this book does much more than just quoting games. Qh5 White seems to be on the point of success, but Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Nevertheless, I think I gained a lot from the games which are presented along with the relatively terse notes and many game quotations.

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. 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.

For example, in the preface he says “The French is like a proud woman who does not give her heart away easily.