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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In order to really understand the variation, you need to look at specifics and study actual variations.

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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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.

“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis

In order to master this difficult opening, it is not enough to know a few variations. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

See and discover other items: Retrieved from ” https: You don’t get paid a huge amount, even if you publish a book, so you need to just get it done relatively quickly. Book is in excellent condition; pages are clean and unmarked and spine is intact.

I haven’t really bought many recently-published opening books, but sometimes when I have found myself in a book store a new psa,his store, i. What’s good about it I mostly answered this above. Views Read Psakis View history.


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I think I got the book some time inand I started playing chess in I psskhis know – I think probably through a catalogue. Frennch I got it I don’t know – I think probably through a catalogue.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. There were creditable second-place finishes at TallinnSochiTrnavaCalcuttaErevan and Herzliya Sign In Register Help Cart. I think this book helped to shape my early understanding of the Defencd. French Winawer Everyman Chess.

In recent years, the attention of theorists has been attracted much more strongly by other possibilities for Black, and Stars are assigned as follows: Nevertheless, I think I gained a lot from the games which are presented along with the relatively terse notes and many game quotations.

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

I also wanted to use the opportunity to discuss opening books in general. Your order is also backed by our In-Stock Guarantee!

As far back as the s, it was played from time to time by that chess innovator, Aron Nimzowitsch. Nc3 Bb4 Winawer and Vol. I would much rather see what strong players actually trusted enough to play on the board. ErgodebooksTexas, United States Seller rating: I have seen that the new opening books differ quite a bit from the ones of the past.

I am not going to type out reams of variations from some opening lines, and you probably don’t want to read them without context. Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7this volume incorporates the Rubinstein, Burn and MacCutcheon Systems, all of which have seen an upsurge of interest in recent years.

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. For example, in the preface he says “The French is like a proud woman who does not give her heart away easily. If for any reason your order is not available to ship, you will not be charged. I can see all the games in the database, sure, but here it is organized and selected by a strong player Lev Psakhis was a two-time Soviet Champion and was in his prime as a player at the time.


However, I decided to write a review of this fairly old psakhia on the French by grandmaster Lev Psakhis from the “Complete Additionally, I find some of the explanations by the authors to be kind of tiresome.

In addition to the Steinitz Variation First of all, there is a lot of the author’s own analysis. The book is frecnh falling apart with none of the pages connected to the cover and most not connected to each other, either. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Please try again later. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. He acts as trainer to the world’s No. In fact, by learning actual variations in the right way, you develop a better understanding – then you might forget the specific moves, but the psakgis will remain.

I mostly answered this above. Steinitz, Classical and Other Variations.

Nowadays I only play it occasionally. Some of them even have quizzes for the reader, summaries of general “key points” and so on. Stars are assigned as follows:.