The French Defense | Basic Plans, Ideas & Strategies | Chess Openings | IM Andrey Ostrovskiy

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The French Defense is one of the fundamental openings and a common defensive strategy against white’s first move 1.e4. In this video, IM Andrey Ostrovskiy is sharing with you some of the major ideas and plans in the French Defense. The main focus of this video is to give you an overview of the basic ideas, strategies and plans for both sides in the different lines of the French Defense.

The French Defense is characterized by the following moves:

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5

White claims the center, while black challenges the e4-pawn. After 2…d4, we can enter various variations and the most important ones are shown in the video.

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  1. I used to play French at my earlydays,but struggled to develop my light square Bishop ,lost a couple of games and leave French forever.

  2. I love your vids. Well explained, on point. I recommend this to my friends

  3. Very usefull, very clear , this serie about the French is a pleasure: good job Andrey ^^

  4. Excellent job bro. Please share sicillian defense for black against white. the best one. waiting thanks.

  5. Otb videos are great and better than virtual boards. Please make more otb videos. ๐Ÿ™

  6. I learn something in every video.

    Thank you !!

  7. You should make an openings video on the Scandinavian Defense

  8. I needed this. I try to learn the French with Giris Course on chessable, but it was more studying moves than understanding what to do in the middlegame. Now that I have gained a solid idea of the main attacks, I can restart learning in a new light.

  9. Opening theories boring and scary.
    But once you start playing them it starts making more sense

  10. i RARELY comment on videos but your channel is so helpful and the teachers are so calm and explain everything so slowly and i just love it.

  11. If this is a lesson "for Black," it would have been nice to view the board from Black's point of view.

  12. A digital board representation would be good. Hard to process things with the angle you are shooting the board from at least for me and I can't be the only one. Just a suggestion

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