Fritz Trainer Opening: The French Defence (DVD) - Ziegler

Product Code: A195

  • $33.00 USD

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The French defense is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively. Against the French you have to understand the underlying positional themes, if not you will quickly get a difficult position. As all major openings the French defense is full of concepts and variations. Many books leave the students with lines and ideas that are easy to mix up.

In this DVD you will be presented a coherent strategic opening repertoire against 1.e4. The main theme is to always attack White's center with the f- and c-pawns, and then with the pieces until nothing is left of it. The recommended repertoire is based on understanding rather than memorization. The pedagogic idea is to give you an integrated understanding which will help you to solve all kind of problems over the board. You will learn which pawn formations in center to strive for, to be able to implement powerful maneuvers and to recognize small strong moves. You will also learn when it is time to switch to an attack against the opponents king. The recommended lines are solid and it will be able to play the lines many years without having to bother too much about recent developments.


  • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5
  • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7
  • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7
  • 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7
  • 1.e4 e6 2.exd5
  • 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3
  • 1.e4 e6 2.d3 (King's Indian Attack)
  • 1.e4 e6 2.Qe2
  • 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.b4 (Wing Gambit)
The International Master Ari Ziegler is a renowned theoretician in Sweden. He has a long career as a chess teacher which begun already 1981. Here he happily shares his own repertoire and some unplayed Novelties with the viewer.

  • Video running time: 6h 48min
  • System Requirements:
    • Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, VISTA, Windows Media Player 9.0, DVD drive

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
New to the Fren
Great DVD

Can be used as a complete reply to all 1.e4 openings. and is fairly easy to remember variations because they mostly follow a destroying whites center theme, by playing ...c5 and then ...f6. Ari Ziegler is pretty entertaining with his dry sense of humour. The only opening line he recommends that I am not convinced about is the reply to the Alechin-chatard attack(could be I am too poor a defender),

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