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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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.

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In addition to the Steinitz Variation The French played a big part in my opening repertoire from by derence as a chess player until Learning an opening is not just about the first ten moves – you need to understand the character of the position, which often persists until the end of the game.

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Sign up to receive offers and updates: The theory behind the French Defense has grown so exponentially that it takes three entire volumes to cover it all; here is the first, written by the recognized master of the move. There was a problem filtering reviews xefence now.

And if the author is a top-level player, in many cases he doesn’t want to give away his secrets!

But, quality of lines psakjis, this book is top line, with nice new sugestions by Psakhis at the end of many of them, and lot of objective evaluations of position. Barnes and Noble I have browsed the chess section. The Best Books of Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

And most opening books back then simply showed key master-level games in the variation, picked out by a strong player with his assessments. His previous books for Batsford include The Complete French and The Complete Benoni, as well as the three former volumes in the defnce series: Showing of 1 reviews. Nc6 This move is far from new.


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Of course, this book does much more than just quoting games. Nc6 means, at best, that this possibility must be left until later. Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7this volume incorporates the Rubinstein, Burn and MacCutcheon Systems, all paskhis which have seen an upsurge of interest in recent years.

I don’t read it anymore, because I don’t play the French much and I am pretty aware of most of the stuff in it already. Nowadays I only play it occasionally.

This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat Find Rare Books Book Value. In terms of chess style, he was in his youth a player of sharp, complex positions, but nowadays prefers to play in a positional sense.

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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. Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available. However, among the positive features of this variation we may count the complexity of the resulting positions and the relative lack of study devoted to them.