Crushing White – The French Defense – GM Damian Lemos

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<img class="size-medium wp-image-338588 alignright" src="https://de3vj43gxq94f.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/29194952/LEMOSBEF-4-300x200.jpg" alt="LEMOSBEF" width="300" height="200" />The French Defense is one of the most powerful weapons for black against 1. e4, based on an incredibly solid positional foundation that guarantees a minimum of fighting equality if not more for black from the opening.

In the chess DVD ¨Crushing White - The French Defense¨ GM Damian Lemos shares his years of experience and intimate knowledge of the French Defense [highlight]with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart.

[/highlight] GM Lemos is one of the world`s leading experts on the French Defense and has effectively employed this chess opening at the higher levels for many years.

This chess DVD teaches viewers the fundamentals of this solid opening system and progresses to deeper ideas that Lemos has researched and often used in his own games.

By only focusing on his preferred systems instead of every single variation in the French Defense, GM Lemos is able to narrow down the scope of the DVD and present quality recommendations in every mainline and sideline.

The French Defense is a comprehensive response for black against 1. e4 and this chess DVD will teach you not just equalize with black in the opening, but fight for the win!

In the French Defense white almost always obtains a space advantage in the very first moves, however black is frequently dictating the course of play by energetically counterattacking white`s extended pawn structure.

If you are looking to add a complete and effective weapon to your opening repertoire for black against 1. e4, this 3-hour chess DVD is guaranteed to provide you with the tools that you will need to succeed - focusing on combining sound positional concepts with highly creative attacking patterns to CRUSH WHITE!
<h2>CHESS DVD OUTLINE</h2>
<h3>Chapter 1 - Brief Introduction</h3>
<h3>Chapter 2 - Advance Variation with 3. e5</h3>
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. a3

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Be2

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bd3
<h3>Chapter 3 - Paulsen Variation with 3. Nc3</h3>
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5

2. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5
<h3>Chapter 4 - Tarrasch Variation with 3. Nd2</h3>
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5
<h3>Chapter 5 - The Exchange Variation</h3>
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5
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10/05/2019
Scott V.

Good stuff

My question is... if I continue to buy from you, can I get the study material in disc form? The zip files for download don’t function that well on my computer

JR
08/06/2019
James R.

In the past I was a long time

In the past I was a long time French player and this was a good way to get back up to speed. The lines chosen are solid and consistent so easy to remember. I would have preferred to see the Winawer covered but understand why that was not done in this short series. Which brings me to a question. How does your 6 hour long course compare to this one. Do you cover the Winawer? Do you go deeper using complete games? There is no doubt some overlap but I am interested in knowing what the added value would be. I enjoyed these videos, thanks.

B
05/19/2019
Brian

There should be pgn files made

There should be pgn files made available for the games and lines demonstrated. Apart from that, a sound and useful approach for black.

D
12/23/2014
danragatz

This is a pretty good overview

This is a pretty good overview of the French with a lot of good insight into black plans and themes. I only have two suggestions to improve it: 1) It would be nice to have a pgn file with all of the games that were covered in the DVDs, as it is hard to find some of the games. 2) I would like a way to email the presenters with questions about the lines they recommend. For instance, in the 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 line they only cover 2 possibilities for white, but in practice I've had a lot of trouble when white plays Qe2 and castles queenside, which isn't covered at all.

JO
08/29/2014
Jake O.

I just didn't know what I was

I just didn't know what I was doing wrong now thank you to the explanations of the GM Damian Lemos on the 2nd chapter with all the advanced variations helped me to improve and success in all my games.


Overview

Empire Chess Vol 3

LEMOSBEFThe French Defense is one of the most powerful weapons for black against 1. e4, based on an incredibly solid positional foundation that guarantees a minimum of fighting equality if not more for black from the opening.

In the chess DVD ¨Crushing White – The French Defense¨ GM Damian Lemos shares his years of experience and intimate knowledge of the French Defense with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart.

GM Lemos is one of the world`s leading experts on the French Defense and has effectively employed this chess opening at the higher levels for many years.

This chess DVD teaches viewers the fundamentals of this solid opening system and progresses to deeper ideas that Lemos has researched and often used in his own games.

By only focusing on his preferred systems instead of every single variation in the French Defense, GM Lemos is able to narrow down the scope of the DVD and present quality recommendations in every mainline and sideline.

The French Defense is a comprehensive response for black against 1. e4 and this chess DVD will teach you not just equalize with black in the opening, but fight for the win!

In the French Defense white almost always obtains a space advantage in the very first moves, however black is frequently dictating the course of play by energetically counterattacking white`s extended pawn structure.

If you are looking to add a complete and effective weapon to your opening repertoire for black against 1. e4, this 3-hour chess DVD is guaranteed to provide you with the tools that you will need to succeed – focusing on combining sound positional concepts with highly creative attacking patterns to CRUSH WHITE!

CHESS DVD OUTLINE

Chapter 1 – Brief Introduction

Chapter 2 – Advance Variation with 3. e5

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. a3

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Be2

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bd3

Chapter 3 – Paulsen Variation with 3. Nc3

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5

2. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5

Chapter 4 – Tarrasch Variation with 3. Nd2

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5

Chapter 5 – The Exchange Variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5


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