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  • 2 months ago


    Wonderful Video!  In 20 minutes you explained the major strategies in the French Defense from both sides.  Bravo!

  • 8 months ago


    18:58. Where did all the arrows suddently come from?  Laughing

    Very good explanation of the most important variations, again focusing on the reasons why moves where played and how the other side tried to counter the ideas. Well done.

  • 12 months ago


          Awesome video! Thanks a million!

  • 15 months ago


    What if the beaop takes the horse?Foot in Mouth. Use left and right arrows to navigate.

  • 15 months ago


  • 19 months ago


    Is there a PGN file for this video

  • 20 months ago


    I have seen a few of your videos. You are really very good at explaining! Congratulations! :)

  • 2 years ago


    Well organized, rich analysis for beginners/intermediates.  I also enjoyed the varied analysis at different points in the presentation.  

    Well done.  Lots to chew on.  I'll be back for more, thank you.

  • 2 years ago


    at 8:03 why on earth not Nf3 first, instead of Bd3?!

    That way the white king will still be able to castle..

  • 3 years ago


    I'm planning to use the french defense and learn more about it. Thanks for the introduction to it. There is clearly a great deal to learn about it.

  • 3 years ago


    Nice video.  Thank you.  Helpful in understanding pawn structure and exchanges.

  • 3 years ago


    nice video but 6 min only !!!

  • 3 years ago


    brill video, like all lilov's style :)

  • 3 years ago


    nice video lesson I am hoping for more... 

  • 3 years ago


    Nice review of the French.  I play this sometimes and it was good to see the main ideas again!

  • 3 years ago


    lame video mushmouth

  • 3 years ago


    I'm not a beginner or a big fan of the French defence, but I like to pick up tips on how play against it anyway... so I decided to watch it and I think anyone who's rated under 1400 and likes the French defence will get a lot out of this video. Smile

  • 3 years ago


    Very good overview of this opening!  Well presented and easy to understand.

  • 3 years ago




    This video inspired me to create a tournament with the starting position 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 allowing black to go into the Winawer, MacCutcheon, or Classical Systems. (The Tarrasch will be for another tournament)

    Time control is 24 hrs per move. Vacation allowed.

    Ok everyone there's 50 places in each tournament so don't be shy jump on in.  Laughing

  • 3 years ago


    I like your videos because they explain what each side is suppose to be playing for. At the beginner level this is esential. I can't remember all the lines of all variations, so when I understand the theme, its easier. Thanks. I have noticed that people who criticise usually do it on a level they feel they are qualified to do so, the way it was said, presented, bla bla, but not on the chess level because they aren't qualified. Otherwise they wouldn't be watching a beginner video. Anlamk, post a video and let me criticise it. Get real!

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