The Bulletproof French Defense (The Libiszewski Method)

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The Bulletproof French Defense – GM Fabien Libiszewski

Master Method Series #31

The Bulletproof French Defense (the Libiszewski Method)
The Bulletproof French Defense (The Libiszewski Method)

The French Defense has been a favorite of many of the world’s top players, including former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik and the legendary Viktor Korchnoi.

In the modern day, Wesley So, Ding Liren and Alexander Morozevich all rely on the French as one of their major opening weapons.

Now you can learn this powerful opening from a world-renowned expert, French GM Fabien Libiszewski.

Over the course of 17 hours, Fabien reveals how to counter all of White’s setups from the main lines to the dangerous gambits and offbeat deviations.

You will learn grandmaster strategies that will turn your initial cramped position into total domination of the board, plus discover sneak ways to lure your rivals into tempting but deadly traps that give you quick wins.

Mastering the French Defense works perfectly as both a complete training course and as an invaluable reference guide. And who better to learn the French Defense from than a French GM!

About the Author:

Fabien Libiszewski is a French chess International GrandMaster, he obtained his grandmaster title at the age of 25, in the year of 2009.

He learned chess from his father when he was a child, and he started competing in 1992 but he really only gets seriously involved with chess in 2002.  When he decided to become a professional chess player, and then started to obtain some great victories in tournaments and championship as well as international events.

How do I benefit from this course?

Every successful player has openings they can always rely on.

One they know inside-out. One that generates killer attacks, is easy to defend and comes with a ton of positional advantages.

This 17-hour training teaches you all the secrets of the French Defense, the opening Wesley So, Morozevich and Ding Liren all turn to when the chips are down.

This is a complete GM repertoire for Black, combining theory, ideas and model games to give you an opening you understand perfectly. All brilliantly explained by one of the world’s top experts on the French Defense.

Libby takes a holistic, 3 step approach to teach you this opening:

  1. You get a great explanation of the plans for both sides.
  2. You see them in action with instructive model games, cementing the ideas in your memory.
  3. Fabien upgrades your repertoire to master level with killer lines against all White’s tries.

Here’s what you’ll get with this course:

The Bulletproof French Defense (the Libiszewski Method)

More wins as Black.

GM-backed lines will get you dominant positions… ready for you to convert ruthlessly with the strategic and tactical insights you learn here.

Rich in resources.

Knowing your opening inside-out means you save time and nervous energy during your first 15-20 moves… while your rival panics in the face of your super-strong moves!

Attacks you’ll love to play.

GM Fabien Libiszewski reveals a ton of killer attacks that will stun and destroy your rivals! Take down the Tarrasch with this f-file battery: 28….Qd1+!! 29.Kf2 Rxf4+!

Study this course and you will have an opening you can rely on in the biggest moments of your chess career. But be quick… the price goes back up tonight!

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17 hours



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Chapter Outline


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the French, part 1 
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to the French, part 2 
  • Chapter 3: Introduction to our repertoire 
  • Chapter 4: Introduction to the Exchange variation 
  • Chapter 5: Exchange variation 4.Bd3
  • Chapter 6: Exchange variation 4.Bd3 c5, Tatai-Korchnoi 
  • Chapter 7:  Exchange variation 4.Bd3 Nc6 in practice, Tipu-Psakhis 
  • Chapter 8: Exchange variation 4.Bf4 & 4.c4 
  • Chapter 9:  Exchange variation 4.c4, Miezis-Arizmendi
  • Chapter 10:  Exchange variation 4.Nf3 
  • Chapter 11: Introduction to the Advance variation 
  • Chapter 12: Advance variation, minor lines 
  • Chapter 13: Introduction to the Milner-Barry gambit 
  • Chapter 14: Milner-Barry gambit main line 
  • Chapter 15: Advance variation 6.a3 part 1 
  • Chapter 16: Advance variation 6.a3 part 2 
  • Chapter 17: 6.a3, two model games 
  • Chapter 18: Advance variation 6.Be2 part 1
  • Chapter 19: Advance variation 6.Be2 part 2 
  • Chapter 20: Tarrasch Variation (3.Nd2) Introduction 
  • Chapter 21: Tarrasch Variation 5.f4 
  • Chapter 22: Tarrasch Variation, universal set-up with Ngf3 
  • Chapter 23: Tarrasch Variation, Main line with 9.Nf4 
  • Chapter 24: 9.Nf4 line in practice, Van der Wiel – Timman 
  • Chapter 25: Introduction to Tarrasch with 9…Qf6!? 
  • Chapter 26: Tarrasch 9…Qf6, countering White’s plan 
  • Chapter 27: Tarrasch 9…Qf6 Theory Part 1 
  • Chapter 28: Tarrasch 9…Qf6 theory Part 2 
  • Chapter 29: 3.Nc3 introduction 
  • Chapter 30: Refuting 5.Qg4 
  • Chapter 31: The Two Knights variation 
  • Chapter 32: Nce2 setup 
  • Chapter 33: Steinitz variation introduction 
  • Chapter 34: Steinitz variation theory 
  • Chapter 35: The 4.Bg5 line, introduction 
  • Chapter 36: Chatard-Alekhine Attack, Introduction 
  • Chapter 37: Chatard-Alekhine Attack, Theory 
  • Chapter 38: Classical variation, sub-lines 
  • Chapter 39: Classical variation, main line
  • Chapter 40: Minor lines without 2.d4 
  • Chapter 41: King’s Indian Attack, with Qe2 setup
  • Chapter 42: King’s Indian Attack, main line