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C01: French Exchange
Dumb question - but could someone please explain the reason why in the french exchange Black is given the advice that if White plays Nf3, he should play Ne7, and if Ne2 then Nf6?
Thanks

Started 10/25/11 at 20:23:16 by Blunderer
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By: BenkoFan
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Beginner question: Kings Knight and Bishop
I'm a low rated player who started to play the French. I have some questions on the initial moves in the Exchange.
If I compare with other openings, often the kings knight moves first and then th...

Started 12/27/15 at 08:18:33 by msiipola
1 466 Last Post 12/27/15 at 14:13:45
By: RdC
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Transpositions leading to the French Exchange?
Are there any openings that transpose to the French Exchange that I should be aware of in case I get into that situation?

Started 04/09/15 at 00:08:59 by HagenWatch1
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28 5457 Last Post 04/26/15 at 01:28:35
By: tipau
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C01: French Exchange Var, Classical with Qe7+
In the Winawer you have a line which goes like 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 exd5 5.Qf3 (Larsen) and now Qe7+!. This seems to be good for black, disrupting white's development. Both Dvoretsky in 19...

Started 03/12/14 at 01:29:42 by Raspje
3 2147 Last Post 03/12/14 at 20:17:38
By: dom
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Dealing with 4.exd5 and 3.exd5
Are there any good sources that deal with the Exchange Winawer and the Exchange variation?
I'm not looking for mainly variations (which I find especially easy to forget in this kind of piece play...

Started 02/05/14 at 17:04:09 by TalJechin
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136 29632 Last Post 03/08/14 at 06:30:20
By: Bibs
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C01: Boleslavsky -Nakamura way - 18...Ba3!?
off-topic: I just removed Windows Vista and installed Fedora (Linux) on my laptop...my chess programs and data are unavailable to me for some time...then, don't be angry for no quick reply at your nex...

Started 05/27/13 at 08:47:03 by dom
1 1632 Last Post 08/15/13 at 07:56:51
By: dom
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C01: French Exchange - famous/important games
I was browsing the forum yesterday trying to find a thread that I remember from a while back.  I'm thinking of one where somebody published a list of all the games that s/he felt were important and/or...

Started 02/16/13 at 18:16:11 by JonathanB
9 4449 Last Post 05/26/13 at 16:51:28
By: ANDREW BRETT
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C01: French on side roads with 3.Bd3...
Hi John, hello guys,
preparing a serious CC tournament and facing an 2450 ELO rated player as White I wonder if I could attempt the line e4 e6 d4 d5 Bd3 in a serious way.
Yes, my goal is to...

Started 05/04/12 at 23:16:40 by Caissafan
12 4030 Last Post 05/06/12 at 14:02:36
By: Caissafan
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C01: Exchange question?
Hi, I usually try to castle 000 in the Exchange variation. The thing is now and then I get into a little trouble. It when white has pawns on a5 and b5, pushes to b6, and if I take, sacks the pawn by p...

Started 02/17/12 at 06:14:38 by Mtal
8 2945 Last Post 02/18/12 at 14:11:24
By: MNb
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C01: French Exchange from the Black side
I suppose if I am going to learn all the ins and outs of the French, a few pointers would be nice. 
I just won what I think was a nice game from the Black side of the French Exchange.  My idea w...

Started 06/18/11 at 00:29:56 by BirdBrain
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29 11718 Last Post 07/26/11 at 21:49:31
By: kylemeister
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C01: French Exchange for White
I'm looking for some approaches to twist Black's tail in the French Exchange. Now most of the literature seems to be written from a Black perspective, and has the flavour of 'well, if some snivelling ...

Started 02/18/09 at 15:46:05 by Dink Heckler
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38 13072 Last Post 10/07/10 at 09:54:18
By: ghenghisclown
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C01,C11: Delayed Exchange French
So I'm playing the French using recommendations in McDonald's "How To Play Against 1 e4" and the 2nd edition of Watson's "Play the French". Rather than the Winawer recommended by Watson, I'm going wit...

Started 08/22/10 at 00:55:27 by Fromper
5 2522 Last Post 08/23/10 at 09:05:02
By: dom
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C01: Kevin: Can you cover exchange variation?
Kevin,
More often than not, I hear someone doesn't like to play French due to exchange variation and higher draw rates. This line is also not covered a whole lot here. Can you please dedicate a m...

Started 10/25/09 at 15:49:47 by saubhikr
2 1185 Last Post 10/25/09 at 16:47:37
By: saubhikr
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C01: French Exchange 4.c4
I can not find an existing thread on this line, so I'm starting a new one.
Michael Goeller (who I've also seen around on these forums) has recently posted a lot of analysis on the 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5...

Started 09/01/09 at 10:29:04 by Scarblac
14 6607 Last Post 09/10/09 at 20:36:36
By: urusov
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C01: Book covering the French exchange
I own two books on the French:
  * The Flexible French by Moskalenko
  * Chess Explained: The French by Eingorn & Bogdanov
Unfortunately, neither book discusses the Exchange and these...

Started 04/23/09 at 08:09:51 by likesforests
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16 5491 Last Post 04/24/09 at 12:07:51
By: dom
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C01: French Exchange when White castles long
I will be playing someone rated 500 points higher. He knows I play the French and he said that "to give me a chance" he will play the exchange and castle long.
I am looking for suggestions Smiley as ...

Started 05/15/08 at 14:30:17 by casper
5 2102 Last Post 05/26/08 at 10:33:59
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C01:Making Exchange French more interesting part 1
The EF has a dull reputation. But black can make things more interesting. Take for instance this pawn sacrifice:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bg4!? 5.h3 Bh5 6.Qe2+ (Kasparov) and now 6...Be7...

Started 11/30/07 at 16:23:39 by Raspje
14 4807 Last Post 03/31/08 at 23:38:57
By: JonathanB
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C01: Winawer-Exchange Corus B  2008 - Smeets-Short
One line of the Winawer-Exchange occurred in recent game Smeets-Short,Corus B Wijk aan Zee 25/01/2008. Reference is Chessbase Express review here: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4411<b...

Started 01/26/08 at 11:33:11 by dom
1 1432 Last Post 01/27/08 at 20:39:05
By: MNb
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C01: Help with Exchange Line from Watson's Book
Hello All:
I must be an opening moron. I just seem to run into difficulties so easily.
In my last game I follow a recommendation of John Watson (3rd Ed., page 77)
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5...

Started 10/05/07 at 03:58:07 by Gerry1970
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18 4883 Last Post 10/07/07 at 11:37:45
By: dom
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C01: Status of Exchange 4.c4 Variation
I am revisiting my handling, as White, of the French exchange. I will admit that I sometimes aim for a draw by choosing this line, but the game does not always end up being drawish at all, which is fi...

Started 10/05/06 at 08:15:47 by jepoma
4 1709 Last Post 10/09/06 at 09:01:37
By: Willempie
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