GM Jesse Kraai, an expert on the French defense, demonstrates and gives excellent advice on how to deal with multiple variations of the French including Classical, MacCutcheon, Winawer, Burn and Rubinstein.
Content: 131 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 6 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.
Users rated this series: 4.27 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: I have studied Alburt-Dzinzi- Perelshteyn’s book and I was having exactly this problem Against the French, with my opponents smashing me in the queenside. Your plan of reaching a better endgame with c3 is very clear.
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.
Run Time: 00:24:44
3…Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7
French Defense: Classical
Peter Leko vs. Sergey Volkov
Run Time: 00:22:17
The MacCutcheon Variation
Benjamin Finegold vs. Jesse Kraai
Run Time: 00:15:24
French Defense: Winawer
Run Time: 00:20:00
French Defense: Burn, Rubinstein
Run Time: 00:29:23
Supplement to 4.Bg5 Be7
Run Time: 00:19:23
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