French Defense Opening Lab with GM Marian Petrov

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French Defense Opening Lab with GM Marian Petrov

French Defense Opening Lab With Gm Marian Petrov

French Defense Opening Lab With Gm Marian Petrov

GM Marian Petrov Reveals…
The essential knowledge for playing both sides of this massively popular chess opening
If you’ve been promising yourself you’ll sort your openings out… to study for a few hours so you can enjoy better results for years to come…
Well, now’s your chance.
GM Marian Petrov’s 10-hour Opening Lab on the French Defense is a complete training covering everything from recommended lines to middlegame plans.
Good openings = easy middlegames = wins.

Why should you play the French?

A favorite of Korchnoi, Botvinnik and strategic genius Ulf Andersson, the French is full of long-term positional advantages for Black.
In practical play, White nearly always overstretches or falls for an unsound sacrifice. All you need to do is learn the themes and plans.

About the Author:

Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world.
GM Petrov is also a FIDE trainer and was the coach of Team Wales at the 2016 Baku Olympiad. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.

How is this course going to help me?

GM Petrov has designed this course from the ground up.French Defense Opening Lab With Gm Marian Petrov

  • Each chapter builds on the previous one, adding layers to your understanding.
  • It explains the strategic ideas for Black, so you always know what positions you should be aiming for.
  • It explains the strategic ideas for White, so you know what to look out for – and can tell when your opponent has gone wrong.
  • Opening Lab gives you a complete repertoire. Play with confidence, knowing you’re prepared for any variation.
  • GM Petrov doesn’t just look at the opening in isolation. Every move and idea is related to the middlegame plans (and sometimes even the endgame).

Perfect for players from 1400-2200 Elo who want an opening they can rely on as Black – and just as useful for players who struggle against the French as White too.
This is your real chance to get ahead of the curve!

This course also includes:

Complete Course PGNs
Downloadable, complete game database of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience.
Access to Practicum
Train the important decision making with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

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Running Time

10 hours

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Chapter List

Chapter 1
French Exchange Variation

Chapter 2
French 2.d3

Chapter 3
French 2.Qe2 and 2.b3

Chapter 4
French Advance Variation 3.e5 b6

Chapter 5
French 3.e5 c5

Chapter 6
French Rubinstein Variation

Chapter 7
French Classical Variation 3.Nc3 Nf6

Chapter 8
French Winawer 3.Nc3 Bb4

Chapter 9
French 3.Nd2 Nf6

Chapter 10
French 3.Nd2 c5