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Rubinstein with ...dxe4, including Fort Knox [C10], and also Burn [C11]
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3 ... dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ gxf6
Is this totally unsound? 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 dxe4 5 Nxe4 Be7 6 Bxf6 gxf6 is obviously more favorable, but I currently play 3 ... Bb4 against 3 Nc3, and am trying this line against 3 Nd2, i...

Started 01/31/17 at 19:54:00 by fei-chang-ming
8 839 Last Post 02/07/17 at 18:28:21
By: kylemeister
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C10: Caruana's novelty in the Rubinstein
You may well be aware of the new move Caruana uncorked against Meier at the recent Grenke Cjess classic.
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1710338
The question is: what Fabiano ha...

Started 04/27/13 at 18:46:18 by PANFR
3 3314 Last Post 04/24/16 at 17:14:14
By: applechess
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C10: The Rubinstein-Variation - Books for Black
Hallo,
I was lately considering pickung up the french again. White player below 2000 seem to hate it. However from my experience with the french a few years ago it can be really frustrating if yo...

Started 02/19/13 at 20:11:31 by Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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C10: Best line in Rubinstein variation of French

And suddenly I had to think a lot..I managed to get advantage in the game but its was only due to my opponents mistakes...I want to ask Which is the best line from here or has Black managed to equalize here ??

Started 02/22/14 at 19:26:37 by chandrashekharkoravi
4 2331 Last Post 04/17/14 at 16:13:02
By: kylemeister
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C11: The Burn with Bxf6
I have recently been exploring some lines of the classical french and upon my home analysis i found a move in the burn which can leave black uncomfortable if he plays BxF6
1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5...

Started 01/18/05 at 12:46:27 by Ormechea (Ex Member)
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26 9545 Last Post 08/31/13 at 23:22:31
By: tony37
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C10: Why not 4...h6 in the Rubinstein
I've noticed that 3...h6 gets some attention vs. the Tarrasch and even against 3. Nc3.  What about on Black's 4th move in the Rubinstein?  The point being that White won't be able to play Bg5 and ther...

Started 03/04/13 at 06:10:23 by George Jempty
2 1556 Last Post 03/04/13 at 06:38:01
By: George Jempty
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C10: Why an early Qe2 from White in the Fort Knox?
Today's Daily Telegraph chess column included the following game:-
[Event "Iceland"]
[Date "2013"]
[White "Jones"]
[Black "Isaksson"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2...

Started 02/23/13 at 17:53:53 by JonathanB
9 4359 Last Post 02/26/13 at 15:48:45
By: RdC
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C10: Eingorn Variation of the French
A couple of years ago NIC published as SOS article on the highly interesting variation 1. e4 e6 ; 2. d4 d5 ; 3. Ktc3 h6.
Black's idea is basically to tell White he's in zugzwang!
Afew sample...

Started 03/17/06 at 16:08:06 by Uberdeker(Guest) (Guest)
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By: MartinC
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C11: Rubinstein Variation/s
Folks,
Are there any books or other resources that you can recommend with regards to the Rubinstein Variation/s?
I'd like to kc3 and or kd2 with dxe. I've read through the Fort Knox info in ...

Started 07/26/11 at 15:29:12 by Krames
13 6797 Last Post 07/28/11 at 14:33:44
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C10: New Gambit for Black
A long time ago I used to play a gambit for Black in the French.  It goes 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nc6 5.Nf3 e5?!
What does anyone think of this line, I haven't seen it in any book.  The...

Started 02/19/11 at 18:04:04 by Erik
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By: Erik
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C10: Hecht-Reefschläger Love 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.e5 f6!
Hello all. Smiley
I am traditionally a Sicilian Dragon/Najdorf guy that loved the "Swearing in Church" chapter from DW French Defence, and have taken up the line with good results.
1.e4 e6 2.d4...

Started 01/11/11 at 07:37:15 by Merovingian
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By: Merovingian
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C10: Meier on the Rubinstein Var in NIC-yearbook
Georg Meier apparently has written an article on the Rubinstein Variation with 7.c3 in the latest NIC-yearbook. Is it any good? 7. c3 seems critical with Meier choosing to defend a rather bleak positi...

Started 12/19/10 at 09:24:41 by Schaakhamster
1 1952 Last Post 12/27/10 at 23:58:35
By: Hannes Langrock
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C10: 3. Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 - is this really = ?
I got into this variation in a game this weekend. It turned out I found Khalifman's recommendation over the board for a couple of moves. After the game my opponent showed me the main line, which is th...

Started 11/01/10 at 14:39:44 by Gorath
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By: Gorath
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C11: morozevic
Hi all,
Besides Morozevic games where is info on the lines he plays.  I think Watson has some stuff in his Play the French 3.  SO I am more looking for 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4...

Started 07/04/10 at 05:19:18 by Zatara
5 3189 Last Post 10/01/10 at 12:59:17
By: Schaakhamster
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C03,C10-C11: Breaking in to Fort Knox
In his book 'how to play against 1.e4' McDonald says Neg5 attacking f7 is what scares Ft. Knox players the most. And gives this reason, "... black not only delays his kingside development for two move...

Started 08/04/10 at 07:16:52 by dmp4373
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By: ReneDescartes
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C03,C10: French Fort Knox (5.d5)
Hi all,
I recently came across a player who played 5.d5 against my Fort Knox system. I am a 2000 rated player, yet I faced certain difficulties against this move.
The starting opening moves ...

Started 06/14/10 at 20:09:09 by Tan Kien Wei
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22 12196 Last Post 06/20/10 at 22:42:22
By: ReneDescartes
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C03,C10-C11: Guide for playing rubinstein french
Hello,
I am planning to incorporate the french into my repertoire, I plan to play the rubinstein french, but I don't see any guide on it, there are no books, also chesspublishing does not seem to...

Started 01/03/10 at 17:21:19 by battleangel (Ex Member)
8 4643 Last Post 02/12/10 at 16:51:17
By: emary
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C03,C10-C11: Delaying Nd7 in Rubinstein variation
I just  read Krnic's paper on ChessCafe website  "The Ten best Games from Informant 105"  http://www.chesscafe.com/text/informant91.pdf (Archives, November 2009)
and look at French opening game B...

Started 12/14/09 at 22:25:48 by dom
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By: dom
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C03,C10-C11: Rubinstein French
     Hello guys, in this opening 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 there are 3 lines for white 6.Nxf6+/Bg5/Bd3.  What do white players like to play or bl. players hate?
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Started 05/13/09 at 14:48:50 by Ethernal
3 1880 Last Post 05/13/09 at 18:54:32
By: Markovich
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C03,C10: model game 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3/Nd2 de
Which line is better, 4. ...Bd7 or 4 ... Nd7?
Can somebody give some basic idea in these two lines?
As far as i know, 4. ... Bd7 plan to get the BAD Bishop out and normally will exchange on ...

Started 05/10/08 at 16:32:29 by torreattack
3 1597 Last Post 05/15/08 at 10:40:49
By: MarinFan
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