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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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Psakhis did another “The Complete Finally, about opening study in general – you might have heard many times “understanding the opening is more important than memorizing moves”. Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America? Very important is that the book contains entire annotated games – not just theoretical lines. I think I got the book some time inand I started playing chess in More from GM BryanSmith.

Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them! Qh5 White seems to be on the point of success, but There were creditable second-place finishes at TallinnSochiTrnavaCalcuttaErevan and Herzliya Batsford in the early nineties.

Thus, for me – personally – books more like The Complete French would be reasonable nowadays, if I were just learning an opening. A special order item has limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier. The writing is pretty good, and Psakhis – a long-time practitioner of the French Defense – clearly feels for the opening. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Additionally, I find some of the explanations by the authors to be kind of tiresome.

Representing Israel thereafter, he took the board 4 individual gold medal at Batumi in Are you a frequent reader or book collector? When I introduced this column I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t be covering many opening books. Where I got it I don’t know – I think probably through a catalogue.


This book was published inand opening theory advances quickly. Somehow I think that the excess of information muddles people’s minds.

“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis –

Sign In Register Help Cart. Our Day return guarantee still applies. Over the years, he has assisted in many training programs, dating back to the late s when he worked with Kasparov and Artur Yusupov.

Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. 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.

I do like simplicity and in this book at least I know that everything is factually accurate. It 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. Here, instead of analysis by some IM with Houdini, you have a very strong player’s selection of the critical lines, leaving it up to you to decide what to play.

To be perfectly frank, 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. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Try adding this search to your want list.

French Defence: Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations

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. At xefence European Team Chess Championshiphe was first a member of the Soviet team at Plovdiv inwhen he won individual and team gold medals. An enthusiastic devotee of the French Defence for over 20 years now, Psakhis remains strictly objective in his judgements, so whether you psakhhis the French for White or Black, this is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available today.


There are general assessments and descriptions of the character of various ideas.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: In addition to the Steinitz Variation Ships with Tracking Number! I haven’t really bought many recently-published opening books, but sometimes when I have found myself in a defencee store a new book store, i. I think some of the more recent opening books are a little too commercial. 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.

9780713488418 – French Defence 3Nc3 Bb4 by Lev Psakhis

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. Advance and Anti-French VariationsVol. 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 frdnch opportunity to discuss opening books in general.

His previous psaknis for Batsford include The Complete French and The Complete Benoni, as well as the three former volumes in the present series: The key, of course, is that when you leb the opening, you should try to understand the moves that you are learning, not just memorize them.

I don’t know – I think probably through a catalogue. The Best Books of For example, in the defennce he says “The French is like a proud woman who does not give her heart away easily. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Add to want list.

Nowadays I only play it occasionally. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Well, first of all, this was one of the first books on chess that I owned.