Master The French Defense – GM Susan Polgar (3 Volume Set)

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Mastering the French Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3

On this 3 Part DVD series Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences, exciting battles, and won games from the first opening she ever learned at the early age of 4.

Although the French can be complex, the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other openings. Susan will teach you the key to learning the French, to understand the pawn strategies, tactical motifs and basic plans.

So join Susan as well as some of world’s elite grandmasters such as Victor Korchnoi, Nigel Short and Alexander Morozevich in playing this fun and exciting opening defense.

Mastering the French: Part 1 (Volume 11)

1. e4 e6

This DVD covers:

Chapter 1 Side Variations 2.d3,2.b3 and 2.Qe2

Chapter 2 Typical Ideas in the French Advance

Chapter 3 Advance Variations 3. e5

Chapter 4 Exchange Variation 3.exd5

Mastering the French: Part 2 (Volume 12)

The Tarrasch variation

1. e4 e6

2. d4 e5

3. Nd2

Mastering the French: Part 3 (Volume 13)

Chapter 1: Steinitz variation 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5

Chapter 2: Classical variation 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5

Chapter 3: Winawer variation 3.Nc3 Bb4 sidelines on move 4

Chapter 4: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 b6

Chapter 5: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 with 7.Qg4

Chapter 6: 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 with 7.Nf3

Chapter 7: Rubinstein variation 3.Nc3 dxe4


Grandmaster Susan Polgar

Susan Polgar

  • 4 time Women World Champion
  • Only World Triple Crown Winner (World Blitz, Rapid, and Classical World Champion)
  • 5 time Olympic Champion (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze)
  • Currently ranked #1 in the US and World for Women
  • 2003 Grandmaster of the Year and US Open Blitz Champion
  • Award wining and Best Selling Author
  • Founder of the Susan Polgar Foundation, a non-profit organization to promote chess for young people.

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Pilar Reyes

I didn't give the French Defen

I didn't give the French Defense a chance when I started studying chess, probably because there was nobody there who would teach it to me. But now I'm becoming an expert thanks to this DVD!

Sal Howell

In this great video GM Susan P

In this great video GM Susan Polgar explains the ideas and concepts behind this great defensive system to play with Black.