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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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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 1064 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 1086 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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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 3192 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 ??
[Event "Survey"]
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Started 08/13/13 at 06:50:18 by chandrashekharkoravi
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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 3305 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 2677 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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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 2941 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 2894 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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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 4503 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 2346 Last Post 05/01/13 at 12:08:52
By: 986
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C11: Interesting var in Nc3 Nf6 french
Hi guys!
Since i don't like positions after
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 I started to look for alternatives for white and i found
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd...

Started 02/18/13 at 01:01:13 by Ender
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By: 986
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C12: Mainline McCutcheon
I was studying the mainline McCutcheon and was surprised that 15...gxh5 seems playable.  I don't think it offers Black as much 15...g5, but I thought I'd "throw it out there" in case there were any th...

Started 01/20/13 at 02:54:47 by WSS
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By: Uberdecker
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C11: Steinitz with 4...Ng8
MartinC wrote on 01/20/13 at 10:22:59:
Goodness knows. This stuff always leaves me very confused! It doesn't look as logical as g5 of course but then again you are wiping out whites passed pawn.
Obviously many more options than jus...

Started 01/21/13 at 05:06:50 by sloughter
1 1298 Last Post 01/21/13 at 15:43:35
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C11: French Classical
In the French Classical line (looking at it from Black's perspective):

Started 11/09/12 at 19:41:14 by WSS
3 1994 Last Post 11/10/12 at 02:27:43
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