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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This move is far from new.

This is true – if you understand the opening better than your opponent, you will win even if he knows a lot of specific variations. The majority of the moves contained therein were actually played on the board by strong players.

psakhus 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. Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. These kinds of books were very important before databases were widespread – without them a player needed to do a lot of individual research, collecting tournament bulletins, Informants, and magazines, and selecting the games from those.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It can occasionally be seen in the games of Vaganian, Rogers and Kovacevic, but it pxakhis only Drasko, an International Master from Yugoslavia, who risks playing this way constantly.


Somehow I think that the excess of information muddles people’s minds.

Book is in excellent condition; pages are clean and unmarked and spine is intact. For example, in the preface he says “The French is like a proud woman who does not give her heart away easily. A wonderful melee arose in Kosashvili-Ulibin, Santiago Sign In Register Help Cart.

He was champion of Israel in and shared psakhiis title dwfence Customers who bought this item also bought. Nc3 Bb4 Winawer and Vol. Description This is the fourth and final volume of Lev Psakhis’s monumental work on the French Defence. Steinitz, Classical and Dwfence Variations. Advance and Other Lines. I understand why this is – before there were chess databases The Complete French was published inbefore chess databases were widespread an opening book was essential.

As far back as the s, it was played from time defebce time by that chess innovator, Aron Nimzowitsch. This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? On the other hand, the French is not so susceptible to the winds of theory.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. However, understanding is not conferred simply by an author telling you, e. 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.

There were creditable second-place finishes at TallinnSochiTrnavaCalcutta fefence, Erevan and Herzliya And if the author is a top-level player, in many cases he doesn’t want to give away his secrets! I also wanted to use the opportunity to discuss opening books in general. I think this book helped to shape my early understanding of the French. He gained the International Master and International Grandmaster titles in and respectively, either side of two momentous Soviet Championship victories in Vilnius —shared with Alexander Beliavsky and Frunze —shared with Garry Kasparovwhom he defeated in round 2.

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He has also represented his adopted country at the Chess Olympiad seven times between and So I will instead provide some short excerpts from different points in the book. Very important is that the book contains entire annotated games – not just theoretical lines. I think this is better. Well, first of all, this was one of the first books defdnce chess that I owned. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

– French Defence 3Nc3 Bb4 by Lev Psakhis

Quite often I look at the old games and see that they played better, with much clearer, sounder, and more creative ideas. I think some of the more recent opening books are a little too commercial. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Psakhos, March 28. Barnes and Noble I have browsed the chess section. The key, of course, is that when you study the opening, you should try to understand the moves that you are learning, not just memorize them.