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Of several Odds and Ends in the French videos I've seen that cover the King's Indian Attack against the French, this is the best. It offers several ways for the French player to handle the KIA. Simon's, Polgar's and Ziegler's videos, while good, are not as good as Tatev's versatile take on the same. Nice! And thank you.
Ocasionally with presentations of this sort positions and assessments are reached that I cannot understand. At around 4.06 after a5 you dissmiss the g4 plan. But to my sub-Carlsenesque positional sense the position after a5 g4 Nh6 Qe4 g6 h3 looks extremely dangerous and the 'h6' knights looks apalling. But what do I know?
Unfortunately, the pgn-file supplied with the video is blank.
Thanks alot ,this series has been very enjoyable! I would love to see a few of your middle game attacks on whites queen side to get the whole picture on the advantages of playing the French! I heard some believe the French to be passive and would love to see a few counter attacks that discredit those opinions.
Good ideas! This will help my French Defence.
The "Get PGN" link doesn't get to moves that match the video.
Nice video, I like how you talk about 78 different possibilities of the French!
I hope you re-visit the topic in a couple of years with updates and perhaps covering other lines vs 3) Nc3.
by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan
WGM Abrahamyan concludes her mammoth series on all things French. You should pair today's video with an earthy Bordeaux and tangy Roquefort. Today she focuses on rare continuations for White, including an early f4 or Qe2. She'll also show a lot of options for how to face King's Indian Attack setups, where play can be focused on either wing, or the center. After watching, you'll be convinced of a certain joie de vivre in the defense.
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WGM Tatev Abrahamyan
Women's Grandmaster Tatev Abrahamyan is one of the youngest top-rated women chess players in the United States. She's competed in multiple U.S. Women's Championships, with her best result coming in 2005 - tying for first place only to lose out in the playoff. Born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1988 - Tatev came to the U.S. as a young girl, and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually joining the U.S. Women's Olympic Team. An expert in the French Defense, Tatev's Debut Video Series reveals many of her personal repertoire secrets.
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