The French Defense

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5 Total lessons
1.75 Hours of video
0 Exercises
Beginner Level
PGN-Files Available

About the course

The French Defense is a good and very common defensive strategy against white’s first move 1.e4. This opening is characterized by the following move sequence: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 where white claimes the center, while black challenges the e4-pawn. In this course, we will have a look on the most common lines and discuss different plans and strategies around them in order to give you a deep understanding of this opening. As the French Defense gained big popularity and as 1.e4 is frequently played , this opening belongs in everyone's repertoire.

Course structure

Lesson 1 Advance Variation: 3.e5
19:34
  • Advance Variation: 3.e5
    19:34
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 2 Winawer Variation: 3...Bb4
22:14
  • The Winawer Variation: 3...Bb4
    22:14
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 3 The Classical Variation: 3...Nf6
21:02
  • The Classical Variation
    21:02
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 4 The Tarrasch Variation: 3.Nd2
20:34
  • The Tarrasch Variation: 3.Nd2
    20:34
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 5 Sidelines
22:06
  • Sidelines
    22:06
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
  • GM Zoltan Medvegy

GM Zoltan Medvegy

Zoltan Medvegy is a passionate Hungarian chess player who gained the grandmaster title in 2002. In his ongoing chess career he won several national and international tournaments. He also works as chess coach and provides professional chess training.

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What you’ll learn:

  • 3.e5 Variation
  • 3...Bb4 Variation
  • 3...Nf6 Classical Variation
  • 3.Nd2 Tarrasch Variation
  • Sidelines for White

Target Audience

Beginner (ELO 1000-1200)

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