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Re: Kevin: Can you cover exchange variation?
Reply #2 - 10/25/09 at 16:47:37
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Yes...its a strange line.

I also saw few games with "French exchange four knights" were covered in 2008.
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Re: Kevin: Can you cover exchange variation?
Reply #1 - 10/25/09 at 16:20:44
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hmmm, but thats not really the exchange variation is it? Although it must transpose to some strange line of it, seems more specific to 3...Nc6
  
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C01: Kevin: Can you cover exchange variation?
10/25/09 at 15:49:46
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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 month in the name of exchange and showing ideas on how to play for win from black's perspective.

One variation I am encountering a lot recently comes out as:

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. exd5 exd5

OR

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. exd5 exd5


Since I play Reefschlager Hect, this is getting difficult as more than 50% cases my opponent is taking on d5.

...Nc6 is not an usual suggestions in exchange variation and most of the French books doesn't discuss this position. Hope chesspublishing will come to rescue.

Thanks in advance
Souvik
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