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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
02/07/17 at 18:28:21
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.
The question is: what Fabiano ha...
Started 04/27/13 at 18:46:18 by PANFR
04/24/16 at 17:14:14
C10: The Rubinstein-Variation - Books for Black
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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09/27/15 at 20:17:57
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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
04/17/14 at 16:13:02
08/31/13 at 23:22:31
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
03/04/13 at 06:38:01
By: George Jempty
C10: Why an early Qe2 from White in the Fort Knox?
Today's Daily Telegraph chess column included the following game:-
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2...
Started 02/23/13 at 17:53:53 by JonathanB
02/26/13 at 15:48:45
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!
Started 03/17/06 at 16:08:06 by Uberdeker(Guest) (Guest)
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02/22/13 at 09:34:49
C11: Rubinstein Variation/s
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
07/28/11 at 14:33:44
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
02/22/11 at 01:18:44
C10: Hecht-Reefschläger Love 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.e5 f6!
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
01/11/11 at 08:19:52
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
12/27/10 at 23:58:35
By: Hannes Langrock
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
11/10/10 at 18:23:22
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
10/01/10 at 12:59:17
08/09/10 at 09:30:06
06/20/10 at 22:42:22
C03,C10-C11: Guide for playing rubinstein french
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)
02/12/10 at 16:51:17
12/14/09 at 22:25:47
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?
Started 05/13/09 at 14:48:50 by Ethernal
05/13/09 at 18:54:32
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
05/15/08 at 10:40:49
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