Learn the French Defense | 10-Minute Chess Openings

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440 Comments

  1. Answering your question 2 years after release makes me feel i can travel through time.
    Favorite genre : metal
    And thank you for the tips in the video 🙂

  2. For everyone here, I'm a Gotham Course Member :D. Very worth it. Increased my rating instantly even halfway through the course. I really recommend his courses, might buy a few more in the future!

  3. Every opening for black that I look up is in response to e4 and not d4 man 🙁

  4. Thank you for the video Gotham, tried it for a lot of games, it mostly didnt work for me tho, im 500 rating so maybe its just cuz im bad at the game, will definetly try it in the future tho.

  5. Rock n Roll!
    Nice explanation of the French defense

  6. Now I know why Chess opening videos never help me. They completely avoid the moves I play. Levy took a look at the Advanced French but he didn't look at a3. I am almost sure that a3 is a plan for white.

  7. I always play the french and play according how the other dude plays

  8. French defence is gansta
    Until the opponents plays the German attack

  9. This opening doesn't work against German players, can you suggest what to do against them gotham?

  10. Hey levy thank you for this I praticed this opening with the bots and now its helping me in my games its really useful opening

  11. The shorter the video the better. Punk rock

  12. I recommend to look at the chess games of Uhlmann, Akobian and Korchnoi among others.

  13. Is there French defense: 1940 variation? I heard that the Germans like to play against it

  14. 10 min video is very good short and nice

  15. I doubt that the French are good for a war simulation game

  16. I love playing the shleiffen attack against the French defense

  17. the 10 minute videos are great! and rock/hip hop are tied for my #1 favorite genre of music !

  18. nice video, though I would have liked some more,anywaygreat video

  19. These are some of my favorite videos, besides porn 🙂

  20. I've only managed to squeeze a 33% win rate out of the French so far. Of course, I suck at chess so that doesn't really mean much.

  21. how can you play bg4 and not just lose it to a pawn? or have to move it

  22. Prieres en langues africaines Et autres continents says:

    I think french défense is more ease to learn than the Caro kann ? What do you think about this question?

  23. 3:40 if you took the first pawn you're up 1 pawn if you take the other pawn you both lose the knights and are still up 1 pawn… is it really better?

  24. I really hate to play against the closed French. I used to play it and then nowadays to avoid that I usually go for the knight and it ends up in a trading of the pawns.

  25. I have much to study. There is even reading of the opponent. Seeing their moves and predicting what they may do. Even luring is a thing. But can be taken away if they see it as well. Defense, offense and more. There is much to learn in chess. I will be the newbie studying.

    Edit: There are the 50/50 moves. Where the setup is literally as said. Not all the time it will be the way people may want it. But can be great if it gets to that situation.

  26. The genre of music I like: Khayal (Hindustani classical, vocal)
    Thank you for the video.

  27. Just started chess a few days ago and damn it feels impossible how can I remember all these things and this is only 1 defense lol rip my brain

  28. Every time i play french all my pieces run from the field what the hell nah 😔

  29. Back to chess after many years not playing since I taught my son who now hovers between a rapid elo 2200 and 2300 and has developed watching your channel and through other self study games. Trying to master the French and this is my go to for a quick reminder of the lines. When I have some more time and hopefully in better health I will strongly consider one of your paid courses. Thank you for your channel content its great!

  30. I played the French defense but after 1 move my king surrendered and the enemy pieces occupied my side of the board 😢.

  31. thank you for the video Levy, I learned alot and I loved it very much!!!!!

  32. What about e4 e6 c4 on the second move?I cant play d5 now

  33. I have so much trouble with all the variations… are there games that are recommended to study this opening? I find myself so overwhelmed by all the possible moves

  34. I've tried the French defence.
    How do you stop white from Checking with the white square bishop on his third move?
    (I use one of those annoying chess algorithms that never varies it's moves. Good for practice, but bad, if you're trying something specific)

  35. after watching this vid, i was motivated to play chess. ended up getting checkmated twice before winning by a guy basically moving his pieces like his magnus carlsen praying he did the right move and resigning

  36. Oof, only if u had made the video 21 seconds longer, I would have become an expert

  37. the french defence is also sometimes referred to as "resigning"

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