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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Qh5 White seems to be on the point of success, but When I introduced this column I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t be covering many opening books. 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. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Social responsibility Did pxakhis know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America?

I osakhis I got the book some time inand I started playing chess in Search Results Results 1 -3 of 3.

Lev Psakhis playing the French Defense as Black

I’m not saying to go out and buy this book if you can find itI just 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. Somehow I find it unaesthetic to play the King’s Indian against 1. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.


Stars are assigned as follows:. The writing is pretty good, and Psakhis – a long-time practitioner of the French Defense – clearly feels for the opening.

There are general assessments and descriptions of the character of various ideas. Stars are assigned as follows: And most opening books back then simply showed key master-level games in the variation, picked out by a strong player with his assessments. More from GM BryanSmith. I think this is better. Psakhos course other people might have a different opinion, but I think there is always a virtue in keeping it simple.

“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis –

Batsford in the early nineties. Following on from his survey of the “Winawer Variation” Volume 3the author here analyses Black’s alternative responses to 3 Nc3.

The key, of course, is that when you study the opening, you should try to understand the moves that you are learning, not just memorize them. There were creditable second-place finishes at TallinnSochiTrnavaCalcuttaErevan and Herzliya 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.

However, personally, somehow the modern opening books kind of annoy me. Try adding this search to your want list. I think some of the more recent opening books are a little too commercial.

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 Are you a frequent reader or book collector? On the other hand, the French is not so susceptible to the winds of theory. 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. 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 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.


Lev Psakhis

More tools Find sellers with multiple copies Add to want list. Description This is the fourth and final volume of Lev Psakhis’s monumental work on the French Defence. His previous books for Batsford include The Complete French and The Complete Benoni, as well as the three former volumes in the present series: He played a training match with Kasparov in and lost 1—5. I don’t know – I think probably through a catalogue. 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.