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By: MartinC
Tarrasch
Tarrasch
[C03-C09]
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127 1103 Last Post 09/18/18 at 10:38:57
In: Re: help me.
By: Sauron
Classical
Classical
Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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By: nestor
Rubinstein
Rubinstein
Rubinstein with ...dxe4, including Fort Knox [C10], and also Burn [C11]
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By: MW
Advance
Advance
[C02]
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86 881 Last Post 02/01/18 at 09:39:44
In: Re: help me.
By: Karpfenkopf
Exchange
Exchange
Exchange Variation (inc. Winawer Exchange) [C01]
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32 518 Last Post 01/12/18 at 09:06:47
In: Re: castles long
By: RdC
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 20:54:16 by THORK
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By: Bibs
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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 01:57:52 by Stigma
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20 6793 Last Post 10/12/18 at 18:34:45
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 05:33:13 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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11 1274 Last Post 07/04/18 at 02:01:48
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 19:05:24 by WSS
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By: nocteus
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New DVD on French by Pelletier
https://www.schachversand.de/de/a-classical-guide-to-the-french-defence.html
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 05/23/18 at 00:11:18 by Leon_Trotsky
6 1429 Last Post 05/25/18 at 17:45:58
By: FightingDragon
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What to play against nd2?
Hi all, I usually play nf6 against nd2, I actually play some of the lines in the simon williams book on the French. I love the sharp stuff but feel I don't have time to study it like I should. Anyone ...

Started 02/21/18 at 21:42:36 by Mtal
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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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
6 1539 Last Post 03/15/18 at 11:05:00
By: Pawnpusher
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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 22:52:28 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Popularity of 7. Dg4 0-0 in Main Line Winawer
Over the past few years, I have noticed that the Poisoned Pawn is chosen by Black players of the Winawer more than 7...0-0. Is there a reason for this, when 7...0-0 line is more solid and stable ? <br...

Started 10/13/17 at 00:26:37 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: MartinC
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C01: chesspub C01 topics not in Exchange sub-board
C01 topics in the main French board:

Notes
  • I used Ctrl-F in the browser to search for "exchange".
  • Where there was more than one page I appended "/all" to the url.
  • I ignored some mentions of the Exchange Variation where there was no further discussion.

Started 10/06/17 at 23:31:33 by an ordinary chessplayer
2 827 Last Post 10/07/17 at 18:01:51
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Best practical book on French for black
I got an idea of maybee trying the French with black.
Any opinions on the most practical black repertour book?
With practical I mean something easy to maintain and not to much theory.
T...

Started 09/13/16 at 19:48:08 by bragesjo
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By: Jupp53
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Franco/Benoni/Sicilian which section?
1.e4 e6 2.d4 c5
Where is this to be found?  French? Anti Sicilian or 1.e4.. section, or is there nothing on it anywhere

Started 05/02/17 at 05:12:24 by helmet
10 2418 Last Post 05/07/17 at 10:57:04
By: dom
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A sub-optimal line in the Steinitz variation?
An opponent of mine   played me the following line
.[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.03.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Gacnik L"]
[Black "Nunnari M"]
[Result "*"]
[...

Started 03/29/17 at 14:10:04 by Templare2
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By: Templare2
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C00-C19:AttackingChess:The French by SimonWilliams
I placed an order a moment ago now that it became available at The Book Depository.
I hope I stop losing in the 3...Nf6 Tarrasch now.
Download sample
edit: title

Started 05/23/11 at 14:23:43 by rukh
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32 32094 Last Post 02/28/17 at 20:11:51
By: mn
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3. Nc3 Video series on chess24
I noticed IM Baskin did not know 6...Qa4 was called "The Hook Variation" after his founder William Hook from British Virgin Islands.

He called it "The Kovalenko Variation".

Started 02/11/17 at 10:12:02 by alyechin
1 1438 Last Post 02/11/17 at 17:29:23
By: Stigma
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Interesting gambit in France Defence [C00]
Hi,
in internet database and database - online chessbase you can see a few games in gambit: 1. e4 e6 2. f4 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Ng5 ... What you think of it ?

Started 10/25/16 at 14:27:20 by wkrol
4 2061 Last Post 11/29/16 at 03:09:28
By: Knight
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1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Qe2
I have Vitiugov's book French Reloaded which I have high respect for.
Recently I was looking at some sidelines though - and somewhat bizarrely his two lines against this 3.Qe2 end in advantage fo...

Started 09/15/16 at 20:11:31 by Keano
1 1528 Last Post 09/15/16 at 22:37:54
By: RdC
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Best coverage of Chigorin Variation?
Where is the best printed coverage of the Chigorin Variation (2.Qe2) vs. the French, in terms of analysis and verbal explanations?

Started 07/14/16 at 21:26:30 by grandpatzer
8 3620 Last Post 08/28/16 at 19:20:16
By: urusov
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