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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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Rubinstein with ...dxe4, including Fort Knox [C10], and also Burn [C11]
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Exchange Variation (inc. Winawer Exchange) [C01]
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French French
French Defence [C00-C19] with IM John Watson
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C00-C19: A system against french for 1450 elo kid
Hi ,
This is THORK , a full member of chesspublishing . I´m training a kid 1450 elo rating level and I wonder what is the best option for him to face the French Defense . ¿ Milner - Barry Attack...

Started 06/12/11 at 19:54:16 by THORK
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By: Bibs
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Non Repertoire-based Book Recommendation?
I have Gligoric's book, which is a bit dated now (published in 1975), but it analyzes all of its contemporary lines instead of just constructing a repertoire for either color. Does anyone have any rec...

Started 11/15/19 at 23:53:42 by fei-chang-ming
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Qe2
I have Vitiugov's book French Reloaded which I have high respect for.
Recently I was looking at some sidelines though - and somewhat bizarrely his two lines against this 3.Qe2 end in advantage fo...

Started 09/15/16 at 19:11:31 by Keano
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By: RdC
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Books on long variation of Kia for black?
Hi all, does anyone know of any books or videos that cover the long variation of the Kia where black castles kingside and pushes his pawns in the queen side? I get pretty good games with the line and ...

Started 06/21/16 at 15:14:00 by Mtal
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By: kylemeister
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Best variation for White
I have recently started playing the French and I am fascinated!
At the same time, I need to know what is the worst case scenario...
Could you please tell me which is the most promising vari...

Started 05/25/16 at 05:06:25 by zarkoth
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By: TN
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Top Players and the French
I noticed that Ding Liren has recently been employing 1...e5 instead of the French (such as his draw with Anand at the Bilbao Masters.)  I've always enjoyed his fighting repertoire as Black with the F...

Started 10/28/15 at 23:04:25 by WSS
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By: ReneDescartes
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C00-C01: a6 French... what?
I'm a French player.
Have been for 10 years now.
Because it's freakin awesome!
So I started a 30 30 game online and played 1.e4 and my opponent plays the French!
How dare...

Started 12/01/13 at 14:39:51 by Plyo
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By: tony37
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C00-C19: New french book
Fighting the French: A New Concept
Playable against almost anything that Black may play
by Denis Yevseev is just out.
Unfortunately I can't find any of his games with the recommended sy...

Started 08/10/11 at 13:43:49 by Michel Barbaut
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By: Sisyphus
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C00: How to Beat The French Defense Question
After 1 e4 e6 2 d4, does the book How to Beat the French Defense cover alternatives to 2...d5?

Started 08/13/10 at 20:45:45 by Anonymous3
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By: dom
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C00-C19:Tactics in Chess Opening 3: French Defence
Anyone seen the "Tactics in the Chess Opening" series? I was glancing through the 3rd book in the series, on the French and other half open games, at the book vendor of my current tourney. Given that ...

Started 07/31/10 at 20:17:16 by Fromper
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By: MNb
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C00-C19:French in Kavalek's column-Huffington Post
It's very nice surprise ....  Smiley
I was long time great fan of Byrne's analysis (for New York Times) and Kavalek's analysis (for Washington Post).
But Kavalek column stopped three years ago ....

Started 06/02/10 at 21:35:47 by dom
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By: dom
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C00-C19: master the french,polgar
I want to read the 3 dvds master the french  of Polgar.
It is deserve a try or it is a waste of time.
I also have some books (tactics in french for instance) with french but I thing a good b...

Started 06/25/10 at 21:02:25 by dimis (Ex Member)
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By: OldGrizzly
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Poll: C00-C19:What var do French players face most often
Just curious.  Smiley

Started 06/20/10 at 21:36:58 by Seth_Xoma
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By: Keano
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C00-C19: Who are current French heros black side
Who are the leading players who are playing French regularly from black side.
If we can prepare a list, enthusiasts (like me) can follow their games for recent ideas & new moves (may be from TWI...

Started 12/02/06 at 16:37:16 by saubhikr
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By: GreenTeaMonkey
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Poll: C00-C19: greatest French Player of all time?
Errm, French Defense, not nationality.
You can pick up to three players!
If I missed anyone (other than Spielmann, MNb), pls let me know!

Started 04/10/10 at 03:03:01 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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C00: 2 qe2 in the French whats the best line?
can anyone recommend a line against e4 e6 Qe2 for black please what the best line?

Started 02/19/10 at 00:46:46 by fire999
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By: bckm
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C00-C19: Instructive Game Collection
I decided to take up the French, despite having sworn two years ago that I would rather die before doing so  Grin. Anyway, I picked up Play the French 3rd edition from a used book store, but before gett...

Started 05/19/07 at 10:12:36 by JonHecht
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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C00-C19: Davies on Strategy
According to german distributor Niggemann ( Chessbase has announced a new forthcoming (tomorrow?!) DVD:
French Defence Strategy by GM Nigel Davies
"The French Defence i...

Started 02/16/10 at 09:18:36 by tracke
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By: TicklyTim
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C00-C19: March Update by John Watson
Maybe those of us who have subscribed to the French section for a long time have just got used to consistently good quality updates, but even so I am surprised that no-one has commented on the fact th...

Started 03/22/10 at 13:03:09 by Paddy
3 1444 Last Post 03/22/10 at 21:56:16
By: Dean
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C02-C09: Aggressive French lines
What is the most aggressive way to play against the Tarrasch and the advance variation as Black? I like complex positions as well, lines that offer black good winning chances. 
Would Be7 be a be...

Started 03/21/10 at 14:42:24 by Reverse
5 2039 Last Post 03/22/10 at 09:53:28
By: MNb
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