One of the solid and resilient chess openings for Black is the French Defense, which is characterized by the moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5. Black usually intends to play c5 at a later stage, attacking White’s center and gaining space on the queenside.
In our latest video lesson by our guest coach IM Asaf Givon (click here if you’ve missed it), he shared with you the opening repertoire for White in this opening, which is the move 3.Bd3, instead of the mainlines 3.e5 or 3.Nc3 or 3.Nd2.
It is definitely a very interesting and strong alternative against the French Defense, which is very hard to play against. In that video lesson, we saw that, in some cases, White was willing to give material to gain initiative and play for a win.
Gambits Against the French
And what do we call giving material, usually a pawn, in the opening? Yes, you’re right – gambit! If you are looking for ways to defeat the French Defense, here we present to you “Gambits Against the French” by GM Boris Alterman. In this course, he covers three sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the French Defense. You receive ten top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis on these exciting openings!
- French-Alekhine-Gambit (6 Part Series)
- Milner-Barry-Gambit (2 Part Series)
- Chatard-Alekhine-Attack (2 Part Series)
To celebrate the successful launch of this course, we’re providing you with a massive 40% discount on the course. All you have to do is use the coupon “gambit40”; if you don’t know how to do so, please see here. It’s a limited-period offer and will be valid only till Saturday, 21 December.