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Re: Beginner question: Kings Knight and Bishop
Reply #1 - 12/27/15 at 14:13:45
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msiipola wrote on 12/27/15 at 08:18:33:
I'm a low rated player who started to play the French. I have some questions on the initial moves in the Exchange.


There are various versions of the Exchange French, depending on where the respective players put their pieces and pawns. For example there's a variation which starts 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. c4 . That move contains a threat of sorts to capture on d5. Black has a several reasonable ways of meeting. You can for example play 4. .. Bb4+ which might be met by 5. Nc3 and then 5. .. Ne7 can be played. Alternatively Black might play 4. .. Nf6 and then if 5. Nc3, 5. .. Be7.

Authors have tried to invent rules about developing Knights before Bishops, but they can safely be ignored. What can be said is that it can be easier to find a square for a Knight, than for a Bishop. It's really more about building a harmonious position where the tactical problems are your opponent's rather than your own.
  
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Beginner question: Kings Knight and Bishop
12/27/15 at 08:18:33
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I'm a low rated player who started to play the French. I have some questions on the initial moves in the Exchange.

If I compare with other openings, often the kings knight moves first and then the bishop . In the exchange it's often the reverse.

And the placement of the knight on e7. If the knight gets pinned, black can answer with f6. Putting the knight on e7 looks to be a good idea, but despite this, not so common.

And why is the bishop moved out before the knight?

But I also see games where black develops with "normal" moves Nf6 and Be7/d6.

Could someone explain to a beginner how to think about these moves?
  
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