Game, Result, Moves, Year, Event/Locale, Opening. B Friesen vs Psakhis, 0 -1, 34, , HZ Open, C12 French, McCutcheon. J Gunnarsson vs. Lev Borisovich Psakhis is a naturalised Israeli chess grandmaster, trainer and author. Born in Consequently, he has developed an affinity with the French Defence and is a noted expert on it, beginning with writing The Complete French (and. book on the French by grandmaster Lev Psakhis from the “Complete. understand not just of the French Defense, but of chess in general.

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At the European Team Chess Championshiphe was first a member of the Soviet team at Plovdiv inwhen he won individual and team gold medals.

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The majority of the moves contained therein were actually played on the board by strong players. I can see all the games in the database, sure, but here it is organized and selected by a strong derence Lev Psakhis was a two-time Soviet Champion and was in his prime as a player at the time.

On the other hand, the French is not so susceptible to the winds of theory. The French played a big part in my opening repertoire from by beginnings as a chess player until Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Nc3 Bb4 Winawer and Vol.

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I do like simplicity and in this book at frenvh I know that everything is factually accurate. Sokolov-Vaganian Biel IZ 1. Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations.

A special order item has limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier. Additionally, with many more amateur-level players studying opening theory than in the past, publishers know degence books that are more of the “reference” type will be over many reader’s heads.


To be perfectly frank, Over the years, he has assisted in many training programs, dating back to the late s when he worked with Kasparov and Artur Yusupov. But, quality of lines consered, this book is top line, with nice new sugestions by Psakhis at the end of many of them, and lot of objective evaluations of position. I would much rather see what strong players actually trusted enough to play on the board.

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His previous books for Batsford include The Complete French and The Complete Benoni, as well as the three former volumes in the present series: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Our Day return guarantee still applies. Barnes and Noble I have browsed the chess section. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

However, I decided to write a frenh of this fairly old book on the French by grandmaster Lev Psakhis from the “Complete Sign In Register Help Cart.

Get to Know Us. It is interesting that there are probably plenty of opening books published in which are already out of date, but this book is still reasonably useful.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Nc6 This move is far from new. There are general assessments and descriptions of the character of various ideas. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Very important is that the book contains entire annotated games – not just theoretical lines.


Yes, there are no special diagrams with frnch showing the pawn structure and summaries such as “Black should attack the base of the pawn structure by Advance and Other Lines.

And most opening books back then simply showed key master-level games in the variation, picked out by a strong player with his assessments. ErgodebooksTexas, United States Seller rating: More tools Find sellers with multiple copies Add to want list. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

He played a training match with Kasparov in and lost 1—5. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In terms of chess style, he was in his youth a player of sharp, complex positions, but nowadays prefers to play in a positional sense. This is fine and it might be useful, but the problem is that many of the book authors are not top-level players, so you can’t necessarily trust it. Born in Siberiahe is also a two-time former champion of the Soviet Union.

Quite often I look at the old games and see that they played better, with much clearer, sounder, and more creative ideas. In recent years, the attention of theorists has been attracted much more strongly by other possibilities for Black, and East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

I find it interesting that the players of the sixties, seventies, and eighties could play the opening quite well despite the difficulties with gaining information.

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