The French Defence: Structures, Tactics and plans Vol.1
by Grandmaster Mihail Marin
The French Defence is an opening with a marked strategic character, but it also offers rich tactical possibilities to both sides. This video course is aimed as a tactical guide for Black, featuring the most typical combinations for the French structures. The reader is also invited to find combinations delivered by White, in order to become aware of the possible dangers. For virtually all types of white combinations, the video course features symmetrical equivalents for Black, but also tests how Black can withstand the White aggression.
41 Games are presented with more than 100 questions to solve. Themes: Tactics involving the h7/2-. g7/2- and f7/2-pawn, the pawn break f4-f5, the counter move g7-g5.
' Video running time: 4 hours 50 min (English)
' With interactive training including video feedback
' Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
Mihail Marin, born in 1965, has several times been Romanian champion and first made the leap over the Elo barrier of 2600 in 2001. Marin possesses a rare gift for a grandmaster - he is able to explain in readily comprehensible terms the ideas behind moves, variations and positions. This ability is there for all to admire in his contributions to ChessBase Magazine. Marin has written some books which have earned the highest of praise, among which are 'secrets of Chess Defence' and 'Learn from the legends'.
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 / 8 or 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVDROM drive and internet connection for program activation.
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