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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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By: Nernstian59
Rubinstein with ...dxe4, including Fort Knox [C10], and also Burn [C11]
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Exchange Variation (inc. Winawer Exchange) [C01]
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French French
French Defence [C00-C19] with IM John Watson
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C00-C19: A system against french for 1450 elo kid
Hi ,
This is THORK , a full member of chesspublishing . I´m training a kid 1450 elo rating level and I wonder what is the best option for him to face the French Defense . ¿ Milner - Barry Attack...

Started 06/12/11 at 19:54:16 by THORK
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By: Bibs
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Modern French Defense by IM Kushager Krishnater
This is available at It is playable on-line and one can download PGN as well as video (ten hours).
There are twelve chapters. Three are on the Winawer mainline. I don't know wha...

Started 03/05/24 at 01:30:19 by FreeRepublic
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By: Nernstian59
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Fully-Fledged French, by Viktor Moskalenko
Here's an update to prior works;
The Fully-Fledged French, by Viktor Moskalenko, 2021. An Ebook is available from Forwardchess:

Started 09/24/23 at 20:12:39 by FreeRepublic
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By: Nernstian59
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New White Repertoire Against the French
I recently received an email from Modern Chess announcing their new course, Expert Repertoire against the French Defence, by Indian GM Kalyan Arjun. He advocates meeting the French with 3.Nc3 and offe...

Started 06/19/23 at 17:53:55 by Nernstian59
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By: kylemeister
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1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 h6
I recently saw a free video about this provoking line:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 h6
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Pawn d5 is lost but Black compensates with activi...

Started 05/04/23 at 22:04:58 by Kerangali
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By: Kerangali
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Finally solved my approach vs. the French: 2.c3
2.c3 against the French fits in with my 2.c3 repertoire against the Sicilian, and in fact may like transpose: 1.e4 e6 2.c3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 reaches the same position as 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.e5, ...

Started 03/16/23 at 12:55:46 by George Jempty
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By: MartinC
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1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Be7
Do you ever play it, there are some nasty lines in it with early Qg4s.

Started 07/19/22 at 04:05:36 by MJMcCready
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Video on queen c7 in the Winawer
Hi all,
Anyone know if there is a video out there that recommends qc7 in the winawer for black? I feel it might have been a foxy possible (maybe Andrew Martin did it but not sure). I know it wasn...

Started 08/10/22 at 14:37:24 by Mtal
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French defence deep dive
Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone for French defence deep dive. I wanted to know what lines it covered. It was not clear from the website.
Also if anyone thought it was good.

Started 07/24/19 at 12:01:48 by Mtal
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By: Stigma
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GM Harikrishna's chessable course on the french
Has anybody here seen Harikrishna's course on "toasting the french" at chessable? It offers a repertoire for White based on 3. Nc3. Of all the anti-french repertoires I have seen during my 40 years of...

Started 07/13/19 at 05:53:34 by tp2205
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Marin's dvd on the French
Hi all, anyone have the dvd by Marin on the French? Is it a rep? Or just teaching you positions? What do people think of it? I think he has a pgn book out on it, was wondering how the dvd was. Thanks....

Started 06/08/19 at 23:39:48 by Mtal
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By: Stigma
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French book by Everyman to publish February
Guess who is author  Cheesy
I could not find any other link with excerpt. It looks like he recommends the slow system with 4...b6/4...Dd7 Winawer...

Started 01/15/19 at 07:15:02 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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transposition to b3 line -strategy for black?
Hi everybody,
I lost yesterday a game starting this way
1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7
5. b3 c5 6. Bb2 Nc6 7. Bb5 Qc7 8. O-O a6
9. Bxc6 Qxc6 10. Ne2 Be7 11. d4 b6 12. Nf4...

Started 02/17/19 at 14:46:43 by mañico_feroz
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By: mañico_feroz
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French defence 2 a3
Has anyone met 2a3, an accelerated Wing Gambit, after d5 3e5 c5 4b4?

Started 01/29/19 at 21:55:07 by Krudos
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By: MW
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Repertoire Problem
About two years ago I started playing 1.d4 in my slow games in the web. Opening theory was something I always disliked, mostly because I didn't understand how to work with it in a way having fun. For ...

Started 11/19/18 at 10:29:59 by Jupp53
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By: Jupp53
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The "Big clamp" Anti-Sicilian against the French
I'm looking for any coverage of a line that seems have fallen through the cracks of theory:
1.e4 e6 2.d3 c5 I'm trying to build a complete repertoire for Black with this move, since I like the Botvinni...

Started 05/03/15 at 00:57:52 by Stigma
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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By: Michael Ayton
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The French in Correspondence Play?
I am curious how the French is holding up in correspondence play?  Is the Winawer or Classical more successful for Black?  How does it compare to other major tries for Black versus 1.e4 such as the Si...

Started 05/30/18 at 18:05:24 by WSS
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By: nocteus
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New DVD on French by Pelletier
The DVD is called La Défense Française - 1. e4 e6 by Pelletier, I guess comes out soon.
As of now I only see the descr...

Started 05/22/18 at 23:11:18 by Leon_Trotsky
6 5885 Last Post 05/25/18 at 16:45:58
By: FightingDragon
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Main repertoire choice with Winawer, 7. Dg4 0-0
For those of you who play the Winawer, especifically the main line with 7. Dg4 0-0 8. Ad3 Cbc6, and either choosing one (or all?!) of 13...Ad7, 13...Df7 or 13...b5 in the absolute main sequence, do yo...

Started 02/17/18 at 22:54:14 by Leon_Trotsky
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