The French Defense: Guimard Variation – IM John Watson

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The French Defense: Guimard Variation is a chess opening 3… Nc6 is known as the Guimard Variation: after 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 Black will exchange White’s cramping e-pawn next move by …f6.

However, Black does not exert any pressure on d4 because he cannot play …c5, so White should maintain a slight advantage, with 6. Be2 or 6. Nb3. Grandmaster Guimard was a 3-time chess champion in Argentina.

Content: 81 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.

Users rated this series: 4.00 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: I’m glad that IM Watson covered Ng5 idea for White and what kind of things that Black can do. Excellent Lecture!!!

IM John Watson is a well respected chess author with over 21 books to his credit. John�s book Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy won BCF Book-of-the-year, and the 1999 Cramer Book-of-the-year award. John is a well respected chess trainer in the United States. His student Tal Shaked won the 1997 World Junior Championship.


Part I
Guimard Variation
Rasik vs. Cernousek
Run Time: 00:31:29

Part II
Guimard Variation
Karapanos vs. Nikolaidis
Run Time: 00:27:46

Part III
Guimard Variation
J Gallagher vs. Rafael Vaganian
Run Time: 00:24:19

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81 minutes


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