Beat the French Defence with the Advance Variation
by Jana Schneider
The French Defence is very popular and is considered a solid opening for Black. How do you manage to gain an advantage with White against it? What are typical plans and how do you remember which idea to use and when? What should you know about the complex positions? German National player and WGM Jana Schneider answers these questions on this video course. Experienced herself in the Advance Variation with both colours, she shows typical plans and ideas with the help of numerous model games to turn the space advantage in the centre into a victory
The videos deal with the exciting French Advance Variation, starting with 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5. Besides numerous sidelines, the main focus is on the two most played systems with 3...c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 and 5...Bd7. With many model games, typical plans and ideas are conveyed in order to come out of the opening with an advantage. In particular, similarities and differences between different variations are explained and some new ideas are shown. In addition, certain positions and tactics are tested in the exercise section in order to repeat and expand the knowledge acquired. In an instructive and comprehensible way, WGM Jana Schneider presents a complete repertoire against the popular French Defence for club players
- Video running time: 4 hours
- Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
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About the Author
Jana Schneider is a Woman Grandmaster and is studying psychology. She has made several appearances in international championships for the German Women’s National Team with the biggest success winning the Individual Gold Medal at the Chennai Olympics 2022.
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