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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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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 20:54:16 by THORK
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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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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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C01: chesspub C01 topics not in Exchange sub-board
C01 topics in the main French board:

  • 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
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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.

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
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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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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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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
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By: Stigma
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Interesting gambit in France Defence [C00]
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
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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
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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
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By: urusov
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Playing 3.Nc3 to enter a Tarrasch?
I've seen some games start like this:
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Nce2 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. f4.
Won't this just tranpose into a Tarrasch line with 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e...

Started 07/12/16 at 04:17:34 by bobbyh64
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Books on long variation of Kia for black?
Hi all, does anyone know of any books or videos that cover the long variation of the Kia where black castles kingside and pushes his pawns in the queen side? I get pretty good games with the line and ...

Started 06/21/16 at 16:14:00 by Mtal
9 2286 Last Post 06/24/16 at 21:10:10
By: kylemeister
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Resources for the French
I had NEVER played the French before, until I watched the Killer French DVDs by GM Simon Williams.
I got immediately hooked!
I realise that his lines are very aggressive, so I am al...

Started 05/25/16 at 06:08:48 by zarkoth
7 1843 Last Post 05/26/16 at 10:47:08
By: GMTonyKosten
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Best variation for White
I have recently started playing the French and I am fascinated!
At the same time, I need to know what is the worst case scenario...
Could you please tell me which is the most promising vari...

Started 05/25/16 at 06:06:25 by zarkoth
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By: TN
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Dark-Squared Bishops in the French
Hi, when I'm playing the French, I end up in time trouble, because I don't know how to make my dark-squared bishop a long range missile. My dark-squared bishop is generally very unhappy and can't move...

Started 09/05/14 at 12:52:58 by VaughanWilliams
4 2733 Last Post 05/05/16 at 22:24:14
By: mjelcic
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early b3 against the French
I was wondering about white playing b3 on move 2
1.e4 e6 2. b3  should white stay in the French or possibly switch to the Sicilian.
Say after 2.....d5 3.Bb2 de 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.g4 h6 is white rea...

Started 03/11/16 at 18:56:33 by Gearoid
7 2183 Last Post 03/28/16 at 19:50:33
By: kylemeister
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French - Negi vs Berg
Hi, Heard that there is a line in French where Negi refute Berg?
If so, which one?

Started 08/01/15 at 08:54:43 by Mag
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By: MartinC
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Top Players and the French
I noticed that Ding Liren has recently been employing 1...e5 instead of the French (such as his draw with Anand at the Bilbao Masters.)  I've always enjoyed his fighting repertoire as Black with the F...

Started 10/28/15 at 23:04:25 by WSS
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By: ReneDescartes
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