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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Share your thoughts with other customers. Batsford October 1, Language: I gave this book just four stars for one reason, bit anoying to me – the variations and subvariations are embeded into individual games, which turns some games into real giants by size of it. Lev Borisovich Psakhis Hebrew: ErgodebooksTexas, United States Seller rating: Advance and Other Lines.

First of all, there is a lot of the author’s own analysis. Views Read Edit View history.

“The Complete French” by Lev Psakhis –

Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7this volume incorporates the Rubinstein, Burn and MacCutcheon Systems, all of which have seen an upsurge of interest in recent years. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled. A wonderful melee arose in Kosashvili-Ulibin, Santiago And if the author is a top-level player, in many cases he doesn’t want to give away his secrets!

Lev Psakhis

He acts as trainer to the world’s No. I would much rather see what strong players actually trusted enough to play on the board. In addition to the Steinitz Variation Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to spakhis 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America? There were creditable second-place finishes at TallinnSochiTrnavaCalcuttaErevan and Herzliya The French played a big part in my opening repertoire from by beginnings as a chess player until AmazonGlobal Psakhhis Orders Internationally.


Lev Psakhis playing the French Defense as Black

Quite often I look at the old games and see that they played better, with much clearer, sounder, and more creative ideas. And most opening books back then simply showed key master-level games in the variation, picked out by a strong player with his assessments. In recent years, the attention of theorists has been attracted much more strongly by other possibilities for Black, and If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Representing Israel thereafter, he took the board 4 individual gold medal at Batumi in This section uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. Finally, about opening study in general – you might have heard many times “understanding the opening is more important than memorizing moves”.

I don’t read it anymore, because I don’t play the French much and I am pretty aware of most of the stuff in it already. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

However, among the positive features of this variation we may count the complexity of the resulting positions and the relative lack of study devoted to them. However, understanding is not conferred simply by an author telling you, e. They tend to have a lot more explanations and a lot more of the author’s own analysis. If for any reason your order is not available to ship, you will not be charged. Nc6 means, at best, that this possibility must be left until later.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Best Books of Well, first of all, this was one of the first books on chess that I owned. In the World Championship cycle, he was a runner-up at the Erevan Zonal of and qualified for the Interzonal at Las Palmas later the same year.

The writing is pretty good, and Psakhis – a long-time practitioner of ;sakhis French Defense – clearly feels for the opening. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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.

Nowadays everyone can easily have a chess database and look for themselves at the games. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Sign In Register Help Cart. When I introduced this column I mentioned that I probably wouldn’t be covering many opening books.

The main downside is pretty obvious.