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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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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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Modernized French Volume 2
Hi all, anyone know what the modernized French Volume 2 covers? Thanks.

Started 03/24/20 at 22:42:44 by Mtal
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By: Krudos
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eBooks Severely Outdated Here!
Why are the Classical and Rubinstein and Advance eBooks often updated (latest being this month for both), but the Winawer and Tarrasch severely outdated (2006 and 2004, respectively)?
I get that ...

Started 03/16/20 at 20:18:50 by FrenchRefutes1e4
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By: fling
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Which 1 d4 Defense is Most Like the French?
I want to create a complete repertoire for White and Black based on the French Defense. So I have two questions:
1) Which do you think is more similar, especially in pawn structure, to the French...

Started 02/10/20 at 23:03:47 by Arnaudov
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By: FrenchRefutes1e4
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1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2
I have one simple question on a line which should be totally innocuous but I find it difficult to play against:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7. f4 Qb6  (is this best? So...

Started 03/09/20 at 13:14:11 by Lauri Torni
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Winawer with b6
Hi all, I was just wondering what is the current opinion of the winawer with b6? I know theres some classic games in it that are interesting but you hardly see it played. I feel theres so many ways yo...

Started 01/16/20 at 17:33:43 by Mtal
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By: MW
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A new french defence move by move
I saw on the everyman website that there is a new French defence move by move coming out by Damian Lemos. Anyone knows what it is one? I believe there already 2, and older one on the winawer and one o...

Started 01/16/20 at 19:32:24 by Mtal
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By: Mtal
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Non Repertoire-based Book Recommendation?
I have Gligoric's book, which is a bit dated now (published in 1975), but it analyzes all of its contemporary lines instead of just constructing a repertoire for either color. Does anyone have any rec...

Started 11/15/19 at 23:53:42 by fei-chang-ming
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Winawer: 7...0-0 8. Ad3 Cbc6 with 13. Dg4 b5
Just wondering on how Berg's 13...b5 in the main line of the 13. Dg4 Winawer is doing. I do not see many games with this line in the database, and was wondering how were Black's ideas against Negi's 1...

Started 09/09/17 at 04:33:13 by Leon_Trotsky
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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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Modernised French Defence by Miedema
Not sure if anyone saw this yet, but I was looking on this Czech book store website. Modernised French Defence...

Started 02/28/19 at 23:24:17 by Leon_Trotsky
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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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Steinitz main line on move 7

The Ntirlis/Aagaard book here recommends 7...a6, Lakdawala recommends 7...cxd4 and Witiugow gives both. 7...Ae7 is in Moskalenko...

Started 02/05/19 at 06:45:38 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: MaxJudd
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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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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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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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