a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz – GM Jesse Kraai

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The Steinitz is a variation for white against the French Defense . The Steinitz is an attacking scheme in particular against the Classical Variation of the French Defense. Here GM Jesse Kraai gives a clear explanation of the plans for black and the pitfalls to avoid.

Content: 54 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.30 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: I’ve been looking forward to the continuation of this series and was not disappointed! Great stuff, Jesse.

GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.


Part I
What We Don’t Want to See
French Defense: Steinitz Variation
Ruslan Ponomariov vs. Evgeny Bareev
Run Time: 00:17:30

Part II
The Second Danger
French Defense: Steinitz, Boleslavsky Variation
Ernesto Inarkiev vs. NikitaVitiugov
Run Time: 00:17:30

Part III
The Main Line
French Defense: Steinitz Variation
Run Time: 00:19:09

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