French Defense with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz

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French Defense With Im Marcin Sieciechowicz

Learn the French Defense with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz

Looking for an opening known for rock-solid defense and sharp counterattack, against White’s 1.e4?

Follow the paths of the likes of Korchnoi, Botvinnik, and Nimzowitsch, and… play the French Defense!

Complex chess strategy reigns supreme in this opening while the slow and steady one often wins the game.

With a few crafty pawn push or slick knight maneuvers, you might end up grabbing free pawns, locking in your opponent’s pieces, and getting strong passed pawns on the queenside.

… Until your opponent lays down his arms helplessly.

French Defense With Im Marcin Sieciechowicz


About The Author

IM Marcin Sieciechowicz (FIDE 2462)

Marcin won many medals in the Polish junior chess championship, from which the most important is the gold medal in the Polish junior chess championship in classical chess won in 2010 (under 18). He made two of his IM norms before reaching 18, and the last in 2010, and became International Master just after his 18th birthday. He has been competing three times in the Junior European chess championship (2004, 2007, 2008) and once in World junior chess championship (2010). He has two GM norms, made in 2010 and 2013, his highest rating was 2462. He is playing French Defense for 20 years and has a couple of wins in this opening with the players rated 2600+.

A Sneak Peek Into the Training:

  • The 3-Point Plan. When one of your pieces is threatened by your opponent’s pieces, what should you do? Defend, escape or counterattack? This is of utmost importance in the French Defense. Choose the wrong one and you end up giving your opponent all the advantage. This course teaches you exactly what to do, move by move…
  • The Logic Behind the Move. IM Sieciechowicz goes through some of the most famous games in this opening, explaining each move, one by one, to give you a story-like understanding of how a variation usually progresses.  Result? Memorizing a line becomes a piece of cake! In just a few videos, you end up gaining a deep insight into this popular opening for Black.
  • Every ‘What If’ Answered. One of the problems in learning a complicated opening like the French Defense is that almost every move has got unlimited options, and every option leads to infinite lines. This course makes it easy by going through every such possible line and giving you a complete picture of what’s happening over the board.

There’s no need to learn 5 different e4 openings.

Play Marcin’s French Defense and you get an easy way to take the game to White no matter what they play!

Whats Included?

French Defense – video course [10 hours 28 mins]

IM Marcin Sieciechowicz presents a massive 10-hour video compilation covering the most crucial variations of the opening… from the Classical to the Exchange to the Advanced, and much more.

Complete set of PGNs

Downloadable, complete set of PGNs of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.

Access to Practicum

Train the important attacking motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

Additional information

Running Time

10+ hours


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Content Outline

Chapter List

Chapter 1
Classical games
Chapter 2
Rare variations
Chapter 3
King’s Indian Attack
Chapter 4
Game Examples
Chapter 5
Advance Variation Rare lines
Chapter 6
Advance variation main lines
Chapter 7
Game Examples
Chapter 8
Tarrasch with 3….c5
Chapter 9
Rubinstein Variation
Chapter 10
Practical games
Chapter 11
Rubinstein Variation games
Chapter 12
Steinitz Variation
Chapter 13
Steinitz Variation (part 2)
Chapter 14
Steinitz Variation games
Chapter 15
Steinitz Variation games
Chapter 16
McCutcheon Variation
Chapter 17
McCutcheon Variation games
Chapter 18
Winawer Variation
Chapter 19
Winawer Variation part 2
Chapter 20
Winawer Variation games