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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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"Beginner" Resources on the Steinitz 5.f4
I currently play the Advance against the French, using Collins' old book in conjunction with Sveshnikov's old work and some own analysis.
I'm not too unhappy with the line, but I'd stil...

Started 08/13/18 at 18:06:11 by IsaVulpes
3 691 Last Post 08/14/18 at 07:29:01
By: nestor
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C10: French 3.h6 !?
Hi all,
I found recently a guy playing this line :
1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 h6 !? the waiting move.
while the move seems wasting tempo, but it's far from easy to take immediate a...

Started 06/29/04 at 01:42:51 by Susanto (Guest)
9 3125 Last Post 05/14/18 at 08:47:04
By: Michael Ayton
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C11: How to bust Black Gambit in Steinitz
Hey All,
Does anyone have a bust to the following gambit? I know that 13...b5 is bad, but how do you combat 13...b6? I've encountered this in blitz a few times and it is difficult to play against...

Started 05/19/17 at 19:20:40 by Reverse
5 1835 Last Post 03/01/18 at 15:49:16
By: Bancrates
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Death of the Hecht-Reefschlaeger??
GM Luther reckons that this approach with 10.cxd3 and playing for good Knight v bad Bishop is big trouble for Black. Would be interested in thoughts/suggestions etc. as he seems to be on to something ...

Started 08/30/17 at 20:28:14 by ACReed
9 2552 Last Post 09/01/17 at 20:35:03
By: Glenn Snow
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C12: 6. Bc1 MacCutcheon
The MacCutcheon is becoming ever more my mistress as I continue to explore its nuances.  I believe that the following is a TN of some interest in a not altogether obscure line of the MacCutcheon, and ...

Started 06/04/05 at 21:46:35 by HgMan
3 2467 Last Post 02/18/17 at 11:26:03
By: ArKheiN
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Status of Morozevich's 9...g5
What is the theoretical status of Morozevich's 9...g5 in the 7...a6 line of the Steinitz/Boleslavsky?  Below I'm giving the score from a FICGS game of mine below (where I now have a forced checkmate) ...

Started 12/31/16 at 12:17:32 by George Jempty
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By: George Jempty
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French Defense Update August 2015
I noticed my game against Bart Michiels was discussed by IM John Watson:
He mentions that black has played before 12...Rc8 followed by

Started 09/19/15 at 10:15:41 by brabo
2 2130 Last Post 11/12/16 at 10:41:24
By: chessfreak
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C14: What's the latest on Albin-Chatard attack?
Hi everyone,
I am considering studying the Albin-chatard attack of the french defense (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4) and I was wondering what is the latest opinion of this l...

Started 01/15/11 at 23:35:55 by everalexfor
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15 10261 Last Post 10/09/16 at 12:12:32
By: flaviddude
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C11: Steinitz:  1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd
Ostapbender and I (Smyslov_Fan) will soon begin a practice game in the French Steinitz.  We encourage all of you to help us out!
The initial moves are: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 and Ostap wil...

Started 07/12/06 at 14:05:21 by Smyslov_Fan
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C08: A forgotten line against the Classical
I have for sometime now been persevering with a line against the French Classical which Tim Harding described as obsolete some 35 years ago. The analysis has been mostly from blitz games on the net re...

Started 07/13/14 at 13:48:16 by alnilam
5 4959 Last Post 03/06/15 at 22:57:34
By: Pcal
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C13: Alekhine-Chatard Gambit
Hello friends
          i want to discuss Alekhine-Chatard Gambit...Its a gambit with h4..What are your recommendation on it ??
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Started 08/13/13 at 06:50:18 by chandrashekharkoravi
14 10624 Last Post 06/05/14 at 21:56:30
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C11: Steinitz: 7. Be3 Qb6
So, I am getting tired of playing against the steinitz for black and was looking for a way to complicate things.  Is this variation playable?  The line goes like this.
e4 e6 d4 d5 nc3 nf6 e5 nfd7...

Started 06/09/13 at 01:39:53 by chidori251
5 4952 Last Post 06/02/14 at 21:32:11
By: brabo
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C11: Steinitz French 5 f4 c5 6 Nf3 Nc6 7 Be3 Qb6
I played a tournament game this weekend in which the above line occurred, and I mixed up my preparation and played 8 Qd2?? Qxb2 9 Rb1 Qa3 10 Rb3(?) Qa5 11 Bb5 c4 12 Rb1 Bb4 13 Rxb4 Qxb4 -/+.  That I t...

Started 04/14/14 at 16:41:16 by OrangeCounty
6 3936 Last Post 05/24/14 at 00:18:12
By: BladezII
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C12-C14: Best variation for black after 4.Bg5?
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5... what answer for black is scoring better? A) 4... de4... 5. ..Be7-- or B) 4...de4 5... Nbd7 C)  MacCutcheon d) 4...Be7Or should we try our luck in  E) the Winawer. I...

Started 01/05/13 at 16:23:43 by Pingudon
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18 15974 Last Post 02/20/14 at 04:30:23
By: BladezII
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C11 is all the rage but 4.Bg5 is a cold blanket
Hi friends: I have seen a lot of games following the line 1. e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7 Be3 and so on, and I think Black has a lot of chances to play to win. But what ab...

Started 08/20/13 at 22:55:09 by Pingudon
6 4646 Last Post 08/22/13 at 10:34:22
By: ghenghisclown
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C12: What do you think about Bc1 line??

Started 08/18/13 at 19:31:03 by chandrashekharkoravi
7 4060 Last Post 08/21/13 at 11:32:46
By: TalJechin
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C13: Alekhine-Chatard Attack
I'm writing this from the white point of view so my apologies to any French players hoping this would be a refutation!
I've recently started playing this as white. So far I've been playing the Nh...

Started 03/20/04 at 13:53:09 by CraigEvans
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27 21365 Last Post 08/14/13 at 10:22:52
By: TalJechin
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C12: 6. Be3 MacCutcheon
6. Be3 against the Mac is becoming popular, as can be seen by two recent NIC yearbook surveys. I don't have both yearbooks myself, but I remember this game being extremely convincing for White:

Started 12/30/04 at 09:15:23 by lnn2
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C11: Classical variation 4..Ne4
I have just read Chapter 9 of the book "Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4" Khaliman Chess Stars Ed. book 6  (books 6 and 7 contains some French) and noticed some playable moves for Black, not ...

Started 06/11/06 at 15:59:53 by dom
9 6898 Last Post 08/11/13 at 01:37:15
By: Lanark
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C11: Early Be7 Steinitz
I'm preparing for my next opponent(an FM), he is playing an early a6 against Qd2.
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 a6
I'm a subscriber to the fr...

Started 03/26/13 at 13:20:41 by 986
4 3536 Last Post 05/01/13 at 12:08:52
By: 986
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