The Bulletproof French Defense (The Libiszewski Method)
The French Defense has been a favorite of many of the world’s top players, including former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik and the legendary Viktor Korchnoi.
In the modern day, Wesley So, Ding Liren and Alexander Morozevich all rely on the French as one of their major opening weapons.
Now you can learn this powerful opening from a world-renowned expert, French GM Fabien Libiszewski. Over the course of 17 hours, Fabien reveals how to counter all of White’s setups from the main lines to the dangerous gambits and offbeat deviations.
You will learn grandmaster strategies that will turn your initial cramped position into total domination of the board, plus discover sneak ways to lure your rivals into tempting but deadly traps that give you quick wins.
Mastering the French Defense works perfectly as both a complete training course and as an invaluable reference guide. And who better to learn the French Defense from than a French GM!
Chapter 1: Introduction to the French, part 1
Chapter 2: Introduction to the French, part 2
Chapter 3: Introduction to our repertoire
Chapter 4: Introduction to the Exchange variation
Chapter 5: Exchange variation 4.Bd3
Chapter 6: Exchange variation 4.Bd3 c5, Tatai-Korchnoi
Chapter 7: Exchange variation 4.Bd3 Nc6 in practice, Tipu-Psakhis
Chapter 8: Exchange variation 4.Bf4 & 4.c4
Chapter 9: Exchange variation 4.c4, Miezis-Arizmendi
Chapter 10: Exchange variation 4.Nf3
Chapter 11: Introduction to the Advance variation
Chapter 12: Advance variation, minor lines
Chapter 13: Introduction to the Milner-Barry gambit
Chapter 14: Milner-Barry gambit main line
Chapter 15: Advance variation 6.a3 part 1
Chapter 16: Advance variation 6.a3 part 2
Chapter 17: 6.a3, two model games
Chapter 18: Advance variation 6.Be2 part 1
Chapter 19: Advance variation 6.Be2 part 2
Chapter 20: Tarrasch Variation (3.Nd2) Introduction
Chapter 21: Tarrasch Variation 5.f4
Chapter 22: Tarrasch Variation, universal set-up with Ngf3
Chapter 23: Tarrasch Variation, Main line with 9.Nf4
Chapter 24: 9.Nf4 line in practice, Van der Wiel – Timman
Chapter 25: Introduction to Tarrasch with 9…Qf6!?
Chapter 26: Tarrasch 9…Qf6, countering White’s plan
Chapter 27: Tarrasch 9…Qf6 Theory Part 1
Chapter 28: Tarrasch 9…Qf6 theory Part 2
Chapter 29: 3.Nc3 introduction
Chapter 30: Refuting 5.Qg4
Chapter 31: The Two Knights variation
Chapter 32: Nce2 setup
Chapter 33: Steinitz variation introduction
Chapter 34: Steinitz variation theory
Chapter 35: The 4.Bg5 line, introduction
Chapter 36: Chatard-Alekhine Attack, Introduction
Chapter 37: Chatard-Alekhine Attack, Theory
Chapter 38: Classical variation, sub-lines
Chapter 39: Classical variation, main line
Chapter 40: Minor lines without 2.d4
Chapter 41: King’s Indian Attack, with Qe2 setup
Chapter 42: King’s Indian Attack, main line