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Chess: Learn to Play the French Defense Like a Master

Greg Vanderford, Knowledge is Power!

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14 Lessons (2h 16m)
    • 1. French Defense Promo

    • 2. Lesson 1 Introduction to the French Defense

    • 3. Lesson 2 The Advance Variation

    • 4. Lesson 3 The Advance Variation with f6

    • 5. Lesson 4 The Tarrasch Variation

    • 6. Lesson 5 The Tarrasch Variation Pawn Gambit

    • 7. Lesson 6 Tarrasch with Best Play

    • 8. Lesson 7 All Variations Win for Black

    • 9. Lesson 8 Intro to the Winawer Variation

    • 10. Lesson 9 The Winawer Pawn Exchange Variation

    • 11. Lesson 10 The Winawer with Best Play

    • 12. Lesson 11 The Exchange Variation

    • 13. Lesson 12 The Exchange Variation King attack

    • 14. Lesson 13 French Defense Conclusion


About This Class

THE FRENCH DEFENSE has long been one of the most popular chess openings played at all levels. And for good reason, it's a very fun opening to play while also being extremely effective.

In this course, you will learn how to play the FRENCH DEFENSE with both the black and white pieces, including:

1. Must know tactics

2. Must know positions

3. Key defensive moves to avoid checkmate

4. Key attacking patterns to crush your opponent's king

5. Important piece maneuvers

6. Critical middle game positions

7. How to fight for key squares

8. How to best use the bishops 

9. How to take control of the center

10. How to get a strong position out of every opening

11. Much more

Understanding the opening phase of the game of chess is fundamental to becoming a strong player and will help you tremendously in blitz chess as the first several moves of the game can gain you a huge advantage and need to be made quickly in order to save time on the clock.

Once you finish this course and apply what you learn, you will be a relative expert at the French Defense and easily defeat most players that will not be as familiar with its many variations and intricacies. of this very effective opening.

LEARN TO PLAY THE FRENCH DEFENSE, and drastically improve your overall chess performance!