The Chess Angle

Ep. 36: The French Defense for Club Players

July 03, 2022 Long Island Chess Club Episode 36
The Chess Angle
Ep. 36: The French Defense for Club Players
Show Notes

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The French Defense (1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5) is one of the most respected openings for Black, and is particularly effective at the amateur level. This is recommended as a complete repertoire against 1. e4. Some of this episode's talking points include:

  • Why amateurs should avoid the Sicilian defense (1...c5) and open games (1. e4 e5) 
  • Why the French Defense is so effective at the club level
  • Three variations that will cover 95% of your games versus 1. e4
  • Some additional thoughts about confidence and patience

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