GM Adrien Demuth is a 28 year old chess trainer, author and competitor. Adrien has worked as a trainer for the French National Team at Olympiads, and due to his own performance over the board, he recently qualified to play in next year’s French Closed Championship. He has published two opening books with Thinkers Publishing, The Modernized Reti, and The Modernized Dutch and also created a course on the London System for Chess24. In our conversation, we discussed all of these openings, and also touched on Adrien’s career highlights and interests away from the board. Please read on for more details, timestamps and links. (If hyperlinks aren’t showing up in your podcast feed, go to the podcast webpage to see them: https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/new-blog/2019/11/19/episode-152-gm-adrien-demuth )
0:00- We begin by discussing a recent tournament in which Adrien played. He tied for first in the “Accession” section of the French championship, which qualifies him to play in next year’s closed French Championship.
Mentioned: 2019 French Chess Championship
9:30- Adrien discusses the current state of chess in France, as well as giving some historical perspective.
Mentioned: GM Boris Spassky, GM Anatoly Vaisser, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,
13:00- We dive into Adrien’s recent publications on openings, these include The Modernized Reti, The Modernized Dutch and a Chess24 course on the London System.
16:00- We discuss one of Adrien’s career highlights, a victory over former World Champion Viswanathan Anand in 2016.
Mentioned: Anand-Demuth 2016, GM Richard Rapport, Rapport-Demuth 2016, Grande-Zuniga-Demuth 2014
26:00- We return to the topic of Adrien’s opening publications. Which is a better choice for club players- the Reti or the London?
Mentioned: GM Josif Dorfman, Gledura-Demuth 2019, GM Boris Gelfand, GM Fabiano Caruana, The Stonewall Dutch, The Leningrad Dutch, GM Gata Kamsky, GM Hikaru Nakamura
40:00 GM Demuth shares improvement advice that he often gives to his students.
Mentioned: Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual, Silman’s Endgame Course, Practical Endgame Play by Glenn Flear, Chess Calculation Training , Lichess Tactics Trainer , Greatest 460 Puzzles by Csaba Balogh
48:30- Adrien grew up partially in Tahiti, a tropical paradise. What’s it like to play chess there? Where else has he enjoyed playing chess?
Mentioned: Fahim: The Little Chess Prince
Thanks to GM Adrien DeMuth for coming on the show- you can keep up with him on Facebook.
Find his books here:
Modernized Dutch from Thinker’s Publishing
Modernized Reti from Thinker’s Publishing
Modernized Dutch on Amazon
Modernized Dutch on Forward Chess
Modernized Reti on Amazon
Modernized Reti on Forward Chess
Chess 24 Course on the London System
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