Crushing White – The French Defense – GM Damian Lemos

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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!


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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Running time

3 hours 14 minutes


H. 264, mp4, compatible with all PC and Apple Devices


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