Chess 214: Opening Repertoire for Intermediate Players Part 4, Beat the French Defense!

Nov 25, 2012, 4:35 PM |

Hi chess friends!

It is time to announce my next University seminar.

Chess 214:Opening Repertoire for Intermediate Players Part 4, Beat the French Defense!

Level: This seminar is aimed at players rated between 1200 and 1600 ELO and is also recommended for higher-rated players who have trouble playing against the French Defense.

When:  Saturday, December 1st, 3:30 PM Pacific Time

Format: The total seminar duration will be 1 hour and 45 minutes with two 45-minute sessions that are separated by a 15-minute break.

Course Description:

Are you not sure how to play against the French Defense? Right after you play 1.e4, do you summon the chess gods and pray Black doesn’t employ the French Defense? If so, you are not alone! I have come across hundreds of chess players who fear the French simply because their d4 pawn always comes under fire and their central pawn structure collapses. If you would like to solve the problem of the French once and for all, Chess 214 is for you!

Chess 214 is the 4th installment of the Opening Repertoire for Intermediate Players series. The move I recommend white to play is this series is 1.e4. In Chess 211 and Chess 212, I taught 1.e4 e5 and 1.e4 d5 (Scandinavian) from White’s point of view. In Chess 213, I covered how to play against 1.e4 c6 (Caro-Kann) and how to react to the Nimzowitsch Defense (1.e4 Nc6).

In this installment, Chess 214, I will cover 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2, the Tarrasch System, which is an easy and solid way to play vs the French Defense.


Tuition: $21/person

Class size: 8 to 16 students


In order to register, purchase "Chess 214" at the following link:


Answers to Commonly Asked Questions:

The seminar will take place on my livestream channel. After a person purchases this seminar, I will message him/her the link to my channel.

You are able to ask questions throughout the seminar.

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