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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Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available. Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America? So I will instead provide some short excerpts from different points in the book. Psakhis did another “The Complete 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. For example, in lec preface he says “The French is like a proud woman who does not give her heart away easily.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The book is completely falling apart with none of the pages connected to the cover and most not connected to each other, either. Stars are assigned as follows: 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. Nc6 This move is far from new. I suppose I would like to hear how a really strong player describes the position – but again, really strong players nowadays don’t usually write opening books.

Stars are assigned as follows:. I can see all the games in the database, sure, but here it is organized and selected by psakhiss strong player Lev Psakhis was a two-time Soviet Champion and was in his prime as a player at the time.


I do like simplicity and in this book at least I know that everything is factually accurate. In order to really understand the variation, you need to look at specifics and study actual variations. Somehow I think that the excess of information muddles people’s minds.

“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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 I mostly answered this above. Looking for beautiful books? Well, first of all, this was one of the first books on chess that I owned.

This is true – if you understand the opening better than your opponent, you will win even if he knows a lot of specific variations. 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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Of course, this book does much more than just quoting games. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The main downside is pretty obvious. Mar 20, 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 gained the International Master and International Grandmaster titles in and respectively, either side of two momentous Soviet Championship victories in Vilnius —shared with Alexander Beliavsky and Frunze —shared with Garry Kasparovwhom he defeated in round 2.

Therefore publishers know that a modern opening book needs to have something more. What’s good about it I mostly answered this above.

I think this book helped to shape my early understanding of the French. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Where I got it I don’t know – I think probably through a catalogue.


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However, personally, somehow the modern opening books kind of annoy me. There are general assessments and descriptions of the character of various ideas. Nevertheless, I think I gained a lot from the games which are presented along with the relatively terse notes and many game quotations. Ships with Tracking Number! He was champion of Israel in and shared the title in As far back as the s, it was played from time to time by that chess innovator, Aron Nimzowitsch.

9780713488418 – French Defence 3Nc3 Bb4 by Lev Psakhis

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. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

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This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. However, I decided to write a review of this fairly old book on the French by grandmaster Lev Psakhis from the “Complete I think this is better. Nowadays I only play it occasionally.

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