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  • 23 months ago


    two questions for you my good Ferric, when you say players C and below do you mean Class C and below USCF? and when you said Perelshteyn has the same study does that mean he has videos on this system as well? thank you

  • 23 months ago


    I have played this system many times, most players C and below really have problems with it. Very highly recommended. Eugene Perelshteyn has the same study.

  • 24 months ago


    awesome. i really like your explanations. 

  • 2 years ago


    I wanted to thank you, Roman, for making this video, as in the past I had a great deal of trouble playing against the French, and now I look forward to it! I have had great results so far playing your system. However, I recently played a game that I lost in the 6... f6 variation, as after I played your 7. Qe2 he played 7... Qc7 which I think gave him an advantage. Should I look into playing 7. Bb5 instead? Or do you have some good response to 7... Qc7 that I don't see? Thanks again!

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  • 3 years ago


    I dont think white has so much after 7...Qc7 in the 6...f6 variation. 

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you. Nice system. Thankyou

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks so much!  I've been having a hard time lately with the French but I've written down all these lines you discussed and I'm ready to try them out !! Also did the Caro 1 and 2 that you presented ... I'm loving these lines because they're easy to remember and make sense ... Thank YOU!!!

  • 3 years ago


    In this variation, it is very easy for black to go astray with "normal" French-looking moves. Hence, the chances are white will emerge with a significant advantage after the first 15 moves. I have been a French/Advanced player since I first saw black playing e6 and d5. I think this system is fully playable, even by GM's!


    Thank you Roman for this wonderful piece of instruction!Wink


    Vlad G.

  • 4 years ago


    would be worried about blacks connected center pawns in this variation. Don't see much advantage for white. 

  • 4 years ago


    Finally something I can learn quickly against the French besides the KIA. Thanks!

  • 4 years ago


    I had f5 played against me and I just hacked the centre with pieces and won easily

  • 4 years ago


    Oh wanted to add: LOVE THE SYSTEM. Have played it twice and won both times. The first using exactly the kingside attack you suggest and the second actually check mated him using the exact bishop sacrifice you suggested. Love it when your oppening preparation takes you all the way from move one to checkmate lol! And it took me half hour or so to learn. Very good!! Now what about that 6... f5 move I was worried about??

  • 4 years ago


    Very nice, but I got a little problem - I looked up this line in the database and found the move 6 ... f5 and it seems like white has to take it, although I did think about 7. Bb5 or something. Black has scored very well with this line and it seems to close down all whites ideas of counterplay on the kingside in one stroke unless we take it which then lets black out of his box with some rapid development of his own, still a pawn up!! Anyone got any ideas how to deal with this.....

  • 4 years ago


    Wow! This is so packed with interesting variations that I'll have to watch it several times.

  • 4 years ago


    Nice system, thanks.

    I'm happy not to get an advantage necessarily with white (hard against the French anyway!) but am a little concerned about maybe getting a disadvantage if, as mentioned above, black takes the d4 pawn firstly with the knight instead of the c5 pawn.

    Also the Na3, Bxa3 system you mention later in the video worries me - as a mere club player I tend to avoid mashing my pawn structure like that - is there really enough compensation?

    However, it's an interesting system I will study and use in the future.

    Maybe Roman you would like to do a follow-up lecture or two, treating this one as an overview, and tackling the various lines one by one more comprehensively.

  • 4 years ago


    This lesson is comprehensive and convincing.

    Your system is more than I could imagine before watching it.

    Thank You!

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