Top Choice Repertoire: Play the French Defence Vol.1 by GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov
The Classical Variation 3.Nc3 Nf6
The French Defence is one of the most popular openings - from club player to grandmaster. It’s a very solid opening against 1.e4 but leaves room for counterplay and initiative. In this two-volume video course former world-champion and startrainer Rustam Kasimdzhanov shows you the ins and outs of this hugely complex opening. Through his vast experience both as a player, as well as the second of Vishy Anand and Fabiano Caruana; Kasimdzhanov has created a full lifetime repertoire after 1.e4 e6 for you. Start your journey now!
• 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5
• 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5
• 3.Nc3 Nf6 Sidelines
• Video running time: 5 hours (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
About the Author
Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Born in 1979, the grandmaster from Uzbekistan has for many years been known as a very strong and imaginative player. However in 2004 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (pronounced “Kah-zeem-jha-nov”) shocked the chess world by winning the FIDE world chess championship title, beating a string of world-class players like Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Topalov and Adams in the process. Kasimdzhanov is a very deep player, who is able to explain chess ideas in an eloquent, lucid style, with a fine touch of humour. His lessons are both entertaining and instructive – perfect for students who seek to avoid “dry” theory. Kazimdzhanov was a second to Vishy Anand in three world championship matches and has been the second and trainer of Fabiano Caruana until recently.
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.