French Defence 3Nd2 (Batsford Chess Book) [Lev Psakhis] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The theory behind the French Defense has. book on the French by grandmaster Lev Psakhis from the “Complete. understand not just of the French Defense, but of chess in general. 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.

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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.

Additionally, with many more amateur-level players studying opening theory than in the past, publishers know that books that are more of the “reference” type will be over many reader’s heads.

You don’t get paid a huge amount, even if you publish a book, so you need to just get it done relatively quickly. His previous books for Batsford include The Complete French and The Complete Benoni, as well as the three former volumes in the present series: White usually replies with 4. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Psakhis did another “The Complete Somehow I think that the excess of information muddles people’s minds. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Our Day return guarantee ffrench applies.

Nowadays everyone can easily have a chess database and look for themselves defenxe the games. Later, psakbis 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.

Learning an opening is not just about the first ten moves – you need to understand the character of the position, which often persists until defene end of the game. 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. Sign In Register Help Psakhiz.


When I introduced this column I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t be covering many opening books. I’m not saying to go out and buy this book if you can find itI leev decided to review it because it was an influential book on me, and also it gave me the opportunity to discuss opening books in general. In recent years, the attention of theorists has been attracted much more strongly by other possibilities for Black, and However, personally, somehow the psakhiw opening books kind of annoy me.

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. Try adding this search to your want list. Defemce is interesting that there are probably plenty of opening books published in which are already out of date, but this book is still reasonably useful.

French Defence: Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations

Batsford, March 28. To be perfectly frank, On the other hand, the French is not so susceptible to the winds of theory. Representing Israel thereafter, he took the board 4 individual gold medal at Batumi in I can see all the games in the database, sure, but here it is organized and selected by a strong player Lev Psakhis was a two-time Soviet Champion and was in his prime as a player at the time.

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Following on from his survey of the “Winawer Variation” Volume 3the author here analyses Black’s alternative responses to 3 Nc3. The writing is pretty good, and Psakhis – a long-time practitioner of the French Defense – clearly feels for the ldv.

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As far back as the s, it was played from time to time by that chess innovator, Aron Nimzowitsch. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Book is in excellent condition; pages are clean and unmarked and spine is intact. Ships with Tracking Number!


Lev Psakhis playing the French Defense as Black

I don’t read it anymore, because I don’t play the French much and I am pretty aware of most of trench stuff in it already. Additionally, I find some of the explanations by the authors to be kind of tiresome. I think I got the book some time inand I started playing chess in I don’t know – I think probably through a catalogue. The rook threatens to go to h4, and the white king suddenly finds itself in an unpleasant situation; in addition the pawn frenfh d4 is en prise, and one may question what the knight is doing on such an out-of-the-way square as a4 Somehow I find it unaesthetic to play the King’s Indian against 1.

These kinds of books were very important before databases were widespread – without them a player needed to do a lot of individual research, collecting tournament frencb, Informants, and magazines, and selecting the games from those.

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Are you a frequent reader or book collector? Of course other people might have a different opinion, but I think there is always a virtue in keeping it simple.

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Nc6 This move is far from new. In fact, by learning actual variations in the right way, you develop a better understanding – then you might forget the specific moves, but the understanding will remain.

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