French Defense - Opening Lab with GM Marian Petrov

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French Defense - Opening Lab with GM Marian Petrov
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GM Marian Petrov just finished a 10-hour Opening Lab on the French Defense - a complete training covering everything from recommended lines to middlegame plans.

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GM Marian Petrov Reveals…

The Essential Knowledge for Playing both sides of This Massively Popular Opening

If you’ve been promising yourself you’ll sort your openings out… to study for a few hours so you can enjoy better results for years to come…

Well, now’s your chance.

GM Marian Petrov just finished 10-hour Opening Lab on the French Defense – a complete training covering everything from recommended lines to middlegame plans.

Good openings = easy middlegames = wins.

Why should you play the French?

A favorite of Korchnoi, Botvinnik and strategic genius Ulf Andersson, the French is full of long-term positional advantages for Black.

In practical play, White nearly always overstretches or falls for an unsound sacrifice. All you need to do is learn the themes and plans.

Why choose GM Petrov’s Opening Lab?

  • GM Petrov has designed this course from the ground up. Each chapter builds on the previous one, adding layers to your understanding
  • It explains the strategic ideas for Black, so you always know what positions you should be aiming for
  • It explains the strategic ideas for White, so you know what to look out for – and can tell when your opponent has gone wrong
  • Opening Lab gives you a complete repertoire. Play with confidence, knowing you’re prepared for any variation
  • GM Petrov doesn’t just look at the opening in isolation. Every move and idea is related to the middlegame plans (and sometimes even the endgame)

Perfect for players from 1400-2200 who want an opening they can rely on as Black – and just as useful for players who struggle against the French as White too.

This is your real chance to get ahead of the curve!


CHAPTER 1 French Exchange Variation
CHAPTER 2 French 2.d3
CHAPTER 3 French 2.Qe2 and 2.b3
CHAPTER 4 French Advance Variation 3.e5 b6
CHAPTER 5 French 3.e5 c5
CHAPTER 6 French Rubinstein Variation
CHAPTER 7 French Classical Variation 3.Nc3 Nf6
CHAPTER 8 French Winawer 3.Nc3 Bb4
CHAPTER 9 French 3.Nd2 Nf6
CHAPTER 10 French 3.Nd2 c5

What’s Included:

The French Defense – Opening Lab with GM Petrov [10 hours 19 minutes]

GM Marian Petrov has just completed his 10-hour guide to the French Defense – essential knowledge for playing both sides of this massively popular opening. Everything in this course is geared towards getting you an advantageous middlegame, no matter what your opponent plays.

Complete set of ChessBase Files

Downloadable, complete set of ChessBase files of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.

Access to Practicum

Train the important chess motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

GM Marian Petrov (FIDE 2537)

is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world. Also a FIDE trainer and coach of the team of Wales at the last Olympiad in Baku in 2016. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.