French Defense Strategy
Older chess players often find it difficult to add a new opening to their personal repertoires. The French Defense (1.e4 e6) is an ideal answer to this dilemma; its ideas are clear-cut and easy to grasp, making the French an excellent reply to King's Pawn openings.
On this Fritz Trainer DVD, GM Nigel Davies puts his thirty-five years to tournament experience to use in helping you to learn this time-honored and widely-used debut. The French is a solid choice for Black and is relatively immune to tricks and traps for players even just moderately well-versed in its ideas. Davies concentrates on typical pawn structures and explains the plans and ideas for both sides in the French. The instruction is based around illustrative and entertaining games, showing how the ideas are put to use in practical (rather than merely theoretical) play.
Nigel Davies is an International Grandmaster and highly respected chess coach: he has advised many of his students on the repertoire building process.
Language: English. Running time: over 4 hours.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.