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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
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.
awesome. i really like your explanations.
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!
I dont think white has so much after 7...Qc7 in the 6...f6 variation.
Thank you. Nice system. Thankyou
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!!!
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!
would be worried about blacks connected center pawns in this variation. Don't see much advantage for white.
Finally something I can learn quickly against the French besides the KIA. Thanks!
I had f5 played against me and I just hacked the centre with pieces and won easily
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??
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.....
Wow! This is so packed with interesting variations that I'll have to watch it several times.
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.
This lesson is comprehensive and convincing.
Your system is more than I could imagine before watching it.
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Grandmaster Dzindzichashvili reveals a variation in which we can play for a positionally sound, structured, and yet aggressive plan with the white pieces against the French Defense. As Roman instructs, the ideas that white is able to execute with a lead in development and space advantage on the kingside, seem to make up for the sacrificed d-pawn in many variations. Not to mention that a "less known" variation such as this one is always played with practical value... Enjoy!
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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