9. The Trickiest Line of French Defense

ChessMood Family, Welcome to the video course "The Trickiest Line of French Defense"

About This Course

The material of this course I prepared much easier than others, as all my life I used to play the French defense for black, therefore, I know which lines are most unpleasant for Black. 

In this video course, I'll teach you a very tricky and trendy line 3.Bd3 which is very easy to learn. It's not as big as 3.Nc3, 3.Nd2 or 3.e5 lines but is a big headache for many French players, especially the ones, who are not prepared very well.

You can see some of the diagrams of this tricky lines below. 


Crush the French with 3.Bd3 #1Crush the French with 3.Bd3 #2Crush the French with 3.Bd3 #3Crush the French with 3.Bd3 #4

Crush the French with 3.Bd3 #5Crush the French with 3.Bd3 #6Crush the French with 3.Bd3 #7Crush the French with 3.Bd3 #8


I'm super excited to introduce you this line against French defense, explain all the ideas, and show the most important variations. And I'm sure you will have super results as my other students, who learned and started to play Bd3 against French defense! 

So, without losing time, let's go! 

About Coach

GM Avetik Grigoryan
Name GM Avetik Grigoryan
Title GrandMaster
Rating 2568

In 2010 Avetik won Armenian National Championship and joined their national team.

After 2 years he stopped playing chess professionally and started coaching career.
Now he is the coach and the second of more than 10 GMs, co-author of video courses "Right Mood Openings", and the author of the book "Right Mood - Right Move"  which will be published soon. 

In 2018 he founded ChessMood.  

What do you think about this course?


Brad Pevehouse
2 years ago
Very nice! I never knew this before.
jayaram ramanna
2 years ago
This is just awesome ... powerful surprise weapon
David Hakhinyan
1 year ago
Rohan Joshi
1 year ago
Mateo Jackson
1 year ago
love it
sero gharakhanyan
1 year ago
Tanmoy Mitra
1 year ago
It is a powerful weapon
Giorgos Kechagias
1 year ago
Powerful Schlechter variation 3. Bd3
WIM_Susanna Gaboyan
1 year ago
Amazing !
WIM_Siranush Ghukasyan
1 year ago
Artyom Manukyan
1 year ago
Tina Vehl
8 months ago
5 months ago
Anton Volga
3 months ago
I like this line for black (from Anish Giri): 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.c3 c4 7.Bc2 Bd6 8.O-O O O 9.h3 Re8 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Nc6 12.Nbd2 Bd7 13.Re1 g5 14.Bg3 Bxg3 and so on I don't think it's covered in this course, but it's a great way for Black to play
Paulius Juknis
2 months ago
I've often had a hard time vs french, but here comes Chessmood team to the rescue! This 3.Bd3 line is awesome vs french cause first it's great surprise weapon, immediately puts french players out of their comfort zone (forces them to think on move 3) and not a lot of theory/books on this line elsewhere, so you're setting yourself to know more than opponent and gain advantage both on board and clock. In my online practice with this, the results are great!
Dinesh Kumar Sharma
1 month ago
this course is very fantastic!! I already won 2 games by playing this against strong IM.