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01 Introduction

02 Introductory Game Ljubojevic - Gurevich

03 Basic Strategic Ideas Part 1

04 Basic Strategic Ideas Part 2

05 Advance 1st Introductory Game Shabalov - Shirov

06 2nd Introductory Game Grischuk - Short

07 Theory A 5...Bd7 6.a3

08 Theory B 5...Bd7 6.Be2

09 Theory C Early Deviations

10 Tarrasch 3...Nf6 Introduction

11 Tarrasch Introductory Game Hansen - Buzmann

12 Tarrasch Introductory Game Montoguul - Benitah

13 Tarrasch Theory A 8...a5

14 Tarrasch Theory B White Avoids c3

15 Tarrasch White Plays Bd3 and Ne2

16 Introductory Game Emms - Williams

17 Introductory Game Persson - Berg

18 Theory A 13.Bh4

19 Theory B 13.Rc1

20 Theory C 12.g3

21 Theory D 9.Nf4

22 Theory E Early Deviations

23 Universal System Introduction

24 Introductory Game Botta - Williams

25 Introductory Game Erenburg - Williams

26 Theory A 9.a4

27 Theory B 9.Re1

28 Conclusion

01 Killer French Part 2 Introduction

02 French Winawer: Introduction

03 4th Move Alternatives for White

04 1st Introductory Game: J.Hector-E.Berg

05 2nd Introductory Game: O.Brendel-A.Jussupow

06 Theory A: 4 Nge2 Non-critical but tricky

07 Theory B: 4 exd5 Simplifying matters

08 Theory C: Any Other Possibilities

09 5th Move Alternatives: Introduction

10 1st Introductory Game: J.Hector-P.Nikolic

11 2nd Introductory Game: M.Manik-A.Jussupow

12 Theory A: 5 Bd2 b6 Whip those bishops off!

13 Theory B: 5 Qg4 Pressure on g7!

14 Theory C: Any Other Possibilities

15 Winawer: White Avoids 7 Qg4

16 1st Introductory Game: C.Briscoe-S.Williams

17 2nd Introductory Game: A.Morozevich-S.Lputian

18 Theory A: 7 Nf3 The most popular choice

19 Theory B: 7 a4 Probing on the queenside

20 Theory C: 7 h4!? Attacking the dark squares

21 Winawer: The Main Line 7 Qg4: 12...d4

22 1st Introductory Game: T.Callstri-D.Bunzmann

23 2nd Introductory Game: J.Palkovi-F.Portisch

24 Theory A: 15 Rg1 The only chance at gaining an advantage

25 Theory B: 15 Rb1 Promising for Black

26 Theory C: 13 Ng3 Black should be happy!

27 Theory D: Any Other Possibilities

28 French Exchange: Introduction

29 Introductory Game: S.Tatal-V.Kortschnoi

30 Theory A: 4 Bd3

31 Theory B: 4 Nf3

32 Theory C: 4 c4!? The most aggressive variation

33 King's Indian Attack: Introduction

34 Introductory Game: A.Stripunsky-G.Kaidanov

35 Theory: 5…g6!?

36 Other Possibilities: Introduction

37 1st Introductory Game: I.Schneider-M.Ulibin

38 2nd Introductory Game: E.Paehtz-N.Zhuhova

39 Theory C: The Wing Gambit: 4 b4!?

40 Theory D: Any Other Possibilities

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In this, Simon's second DVD, he will guide you through Black's part in the French Defence. Simon's frank, clear and understandable delivery of material of which he has extensive knowledge certainly aids the viewer in increasing their understanding of these opening lines.

Simon's first DVD has been internationally acclaimed as setting new standards in this format for his clear approach to delivering sometimes complex material. Chapters are broken up through chess-related montages maintaining a viewing interest from start to finish.

This feature is a standalone product running on all platforms and requiring no additional software.

This is a two-part DVD, each part has a running time of roughly 5 hours:

- DVD 1 covers The Advance Variation and Tarrasch Variation
- DVD 2 covers The Winawer Variation, Exchange Variation, Kings Indian Attack and Any Other Possibilities

- 1: DVD Introduction
- 2: Introductory Game
*L.Ljubojevic - M.Gurevich* - 3: Basic Strategic Ideas: Part 1. …c5 and ..f6 plus others
- 4: Basic Strategic Ideas: Part 2. The light squared bishop dance.

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*A.Shabalov - A.Shirov* - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*A.Grischuk - N.Short* - 4: Theory A: 5…Bd7 6 a3?! Too Slow!
- 5: Theory B: 5…Bd7 6 Be2 Better but Black is still ok!
- 6: Theory C: Early Deviations from White

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*V.Hansen - D.Buzmann* - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*B.Mongontuul - Y.Benitah* - 4: Theory A: 8…a5!? a-pawn Battering ram!
- 5: Theory B: White avoids playing c3.

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*J.Emms - S.Williams* - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*A.Persson - E.Berg* - 4: Theory A: 11…Qc7 12 Bg5 0-0 13 Bh4 Still popular after all these years
- 5: Theory B: 11…Qc7 12 Bg5 0-0 13 Rc1 The modern concern
- 6: Theory C: 11…Qc7 12 g3 Please let me swap off dark square bishops!
- 7: Theory D: 9 Nf4!? Greedy and Dangerous
- 8: Theory E: Early Deviations from White

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*G.Botta - S.Williams* - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*S.Erenburg - S.Williams* - 4: Theory A: 8…a5 9 a4 Safe and solid
- 5: Theory B: 8…a5 9 Re1 Fun and Games!

- 1: DVD Introduction

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*J.Hector - E.Berg* - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*O.Brendel - A.Jussupow* - 4: Theory A: 4 Nge2 Non-critical but tricky
- 5: Theory B: 4 exd5 Simplifying matters
- 6: Theory C: Any Other Possibilities that White might try

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*J.Hector - P.Nikolic* - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*M.Manik - A.Jussupow* - 4: Theory A: 5 Bd2 b6 Whip those bishops off!
- 5: Theory B: 5 Qg4 Pressure on g7!
- 6: Theory C: Any Other Possibilities that White might try

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*C.Briscoe - S.Williams* - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*A.Morozevich - S.Lputian* - 4: Theory A: 7 Nf3 The most popular choice
- 5: Theory B: 7 a4 Probing on the queenside
- 6: Theory C: 7 h4!? Attacking the dark squares

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*T.Callstri - D.Bunzmann* - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*J.Palkovi - F.Portisch* - 4: Theory A: 15 Rg1 The only chance at gaining an advantage
- 5: Theory B: 15 Rb1 Promising for Black
- 6: Theory C: 13 Ng3 Black should be happy!
- 7: Theory D: Any Other Possibilities that White might try

- 1: Introduction
- 2: Introductory Game:
*S.Tatal-V.Kortschnoi* - 3: Theory A: 4 Bd3
- 4: Theory B: 4 Nf3
- 5: Theory C: 4 c4!? The most aggressive variation

- 1: Introduction
- 2: Introductory Game:
*A.Stripunsky-G.Kaidanov* - 3: Theory: 5…g6!?

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Introductory Game:
*I.Schneider - M.Ulibin*and Theory to 2 Nf3 and then 3 Nc3 - 3: 2nd Introductory Game:
*E.Paehtz - N.Zhuhova*and Theory to 2 b3 - 4: Theory C: The Wing Gambit: 4 b4!?
- 5: Theory D: Any Other Possibilities that White might try: 3 Bd3 and 3 Be3

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**Format**: DVD / download (mp4 files)**Running Time:**DVD 1 - 4 hours 30 minutes, DVD 2 - 5 hours**System Requirements:**This DVD will run on all platforms - PC, MAC, games consoles and set top boxes. 625 PAL**File Size:**DVD 1 - 1.2 GB, DVD 2 - 1.4 GB

- GM Simon Williams

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