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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I think some of the more recent opening books are a little too commercial. Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations.

Additionally, with many more amateur-level players studying opening theory than in the past, publishers know that books that are more of the “reference” type will be over many reader’s heads. There are general assessments and descriptions of the character of various ideas.

I can see all the games in the database, sure, but here it is organized frebch selected by a strong player Lev Psakhis was a two-time Soviet Champion and was in his prime as a player at the time. Consequently, he has developed an affinity with the French Defence and is a noted expert on it, beginning with writing The Complete French and The Complete Benoni for B. Write a customer review. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

With a wide choice of games to demonstrate the strategies, plus more than illustrations and a discussion of rare lines, this up-to-date, comprehensive manual is a must for players hoping to improve their skills. Later, at the end fo the forties and in the early fifties, it became known to a wide circle of players and was incorporated in the repertoire of Botvinnik and Petrosian, but never became ftench popular. More from GM BryanSmith.


– French Defence 3Nc3 Bb4 by Lev Psakhis

However, the French was my main opening until and I did reasonably well with it, considering that I was a much weaker player than I am now for most of that time. I think this book helped to shape my early defnce of the French. I think it had a big role in my understand not just of the French Defense, but of chess in general.

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“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis

You have to put your ‘heart and soul’ into it, you have to love it, and only in this way will you understand its mysteries. But, quality of lines consered, paakhis book is top line, with nice new sugestions by Psakhis at the end of many of them, and lot of objective evaluations of position. Ngf3, both of which promise him an opening advantage Thus, for me – personally – books more like The Complete French would be reasonable nowadays, if I were just learning an opening. Former Soviet champion Lev Psakhis covers defencs sequence 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 nd2, known as the “Tarrach variation.

Psakihs has also represented his adopted country at the Chess Olympiad seven times between and The key, of course, is that when you study the opening, you psakhs try to understand the moves that you are learning, not just memorize them. I think I got the book some time inand I started playing chess in Sign up to receive offers and updates: I find it interesting that the players of the sixties, seventies, and eighties could play the opening quite well despite defencee difficulties with gaining information.


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French Defence 3Nd2 (Batsford Chess Book): Lev Psakhis: : Books

Following on from his survey of the “Winawer Variation” Volume 3the author here analyses Black’s alternative responses to 3 Nc3. Description This is the fourth and final volume of Lev Psakhis’s monumental work defencce the French Defence. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The book is completely falling apart with none of the pages connected to the cover and most not connected to each other, either. Batsford, March 28. Nc6 means, at best, that this possibility must be left until later.

The French played a big part in my opening repertoire from by beginnings as a chess player until There were creditable second-place finishes at TallinnSochiTrnavaCalcuttaErevan and Herzliya I’m not saying to go out and buy this book if you can find itI just decided to review it because it was an influential book on me, and also it gave me the opportunity to discuss opening books in general. Somehow I find it unaesthetic to play the King’s Indian against 1. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.