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This is very very nice! Great combination!!!
restinpeace -- consider upgrading. Not much more for what you get in these videos.
its great technique
Thanks everyone - I hope you found the series useful. Good luck with using the French in your own games
wonderfull series and an exellent game played by you,,, thank you very much for the great video.....
An excellent series. The 'layering of learning' (reshowing ideas presented in previous videos) is an especially effective way of teaching. Thank you:)
For mine, I will be calling this, not the 3...Nc6 French, but rather 'the Rendle Variation':)
Wonderful series. You have a great teaching style and voice!
Argh!, I hope gold member can view at least half of the lesson :).
I think this way isnt the right way to have a good opening game because one pones is gone and then way should be played is to not lose any pones so most of the time you will win the game!!
I'm thinking about changing from the modern to the french against e4.
thanks heaps :)
by IM Thomas Rendle
Today International Master Thomas Rendle concludes his exciting video series on the "Sidelines" of the French Defense. In our featured game, Rendle brings this lecture to a close by "bringing down the house" on a fellow Englishman, International Master Greet! Highlighted beyond the French Opening concepts is an exceptional attack, fueled by the "Opposite Colored Bishop" dynamic. Who says the light-squared bishop is bad in the French? Enjoy this one!
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IM Thomas Rendle
Thomas learned chess at the age of 5 and was immediately hooked. In 1999 he won the United Kingdom Schools Chess Challenge ahead of 35,000 other competitors and remins the youngest ever winner of the event. Thomas became an International Master in 2006 and got a GM norm at the 2007 Gibtelecom Masters where he finished 5th (along with Michael Adams and Ivan Sokolov). Thomas is now a regular chess coach with England at the World and European Youth Championships.
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