By Lev Psakhis
The French protection continues to be some of the most renowned techniques to take advantage of opposed to White King's pawn beginning; top rate grandmasters comparable to Korchnoi, Morozevich, Bareev, and brief proceed to perform it with good fortune. Grandmaster Lev Psakhis, a former Soviet champion who has written commonly in this gambit, now indicates easy methods to counter it. within the moment quantity of his three-part sequence at the French protection, he covers the competitive 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 three e5 tactic, in addition to a couple of different "Anti-French" traces, together with the King's Indian assault and alternate adaptations. A wealth of illustrated video games in addition to updated idea additionally supply helpful guide that may aid chess gamers grasp those successful innovations.
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