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Passive play by white is bad.
Hello Thomas. Thanks for the interesting video. Do you still trust the positions after 9Nb3 c4 etc?
This is my favorite defense!
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i recently played against a grandmaster daniel gormally ( the mad one who punched the bloke) and ive only been playing chess for about 4 or 5 months
and thanks to theese videos i was winning
till i had my 6th pint and then it all went banana shaped
Yes astroduf, Black should be comfortable playing against the isolated pawn in this case as the knight is now strangely placed on e2.
Great video. I tried to experiment with the variation and the first time I got a chance, my opponent played a line you didn't cover and I was wondering about the correct way and plan in that case. In your video, you mentionned 4. Bd3 c5 5. c3 transposes but after Nc6 Ne2, the g5 plan is out. How should black handle the position then ? Should I exchange in the center and play against the isolated central pawn or there is a better plan ? Thank you.
Very good analysis, though too short. A teaser...
Nice. Rendle had a quick win with this system in the british championships yesterday!
i play the French all the time and these video series have just been the best... They have improved my play. Please do one on the Winawer. I just fail to see the advantage of black giving up its best bishop so early in the game. Thank You !
excellent video!!!..i loved it..
by IM Thomas Rendle
If you are a French Defense player, and you enjoyed International Master Thomas Rendle's first video on this topic, then you have come to the right place! Here we see, in much greater detail, the strengths, as well as potential risks, behind the sideline 3...a6 in the Tarrasch French. Specifically, black's aggressive plan foreshadowed in the first video of pawn to g5 is reviewed here, and IM Rendle's description of the typical ideas is very instructive. Enjoy!
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation (C03)
Related: Article: French Tarrasch Part 2
Article: Material for Initiative
Video: Completely French: Tarrasch Variation
Video: Recent Trends In the French; Greet v Rendle
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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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