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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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Modernized French Volume 2
Hi all, anyone know what the modernized French Volume 2 covers? Thanks.

Started 03/24/20 at 22:42:44 by Mtal
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By: Nernstian59
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The French Defense Revisited
There is a new book out on the French (on forwardchess):
    The French Defense Revisited: A Practical Guide for Black by Zlatanovic & Jacimovic
The sample pages are useless. Does anybody k...

Started 04/17/23 at 11:52:43 by tp2205
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New White Repertoire Against the French
I recently received an email from Modern Chess announcing their new course, Expert Repertoire against the French Defence, by Indian GM Kalyan Arjun. He advocates meeting the French with 3.Nc3 and offe...

Started 06/19/23 at 17:53:55 by Nernstian59
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By: kylemeister
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1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 h6
I recently saw a free video about this provoking line:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 h6
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Pawn d5 is lost but Black compensates with activi...

Started 05/04/23 at 22:04:58 by Kerangali
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Finally solved my approach vs. the French: 2.c3
2.c3 against the French fits in with my 2.c3 repertoire against the Sicilian, and in fact may like transpose: 1.e4 e6 2.c3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 reaches the same position as 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.e5, ...

Started 03/16/23 at 12:55:46 by George Jempty
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Tarrasch with be7
Hi all,
I was wondering how is Be7 vs the Tarrasch. Is it a decent try? Any books or videos that cover it well? Thanks.

Started 05/06/21 at 23:03:02 by Mtal
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1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Be7
Do you ever play it, there are some nasty lines in it with early Qg4s.

Started 07/19/22 at 04:05:36 by MJMcCready
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Video on queen c7 in the Winawer
Hi all,
Anyone know if there is a video out there that recommends qc7 in the winawer for black? I feel it might have been a foxy possible (maybe Andrew Martin did it but not sure). I know it wasn...

Started 08/10/22 at 14:37:24 by Mtal
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2 new French Chessbase DVDs by Kasimdzhanov
The Chessbase site is adverstising two new DVDs on the French for Black by Kasimdzhanov. Unfortunately the information about the specific lines is not very detailed:
Vol 1
3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5<b...

Started 05/16/22 at 16:23:28 by Paddy
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Which 1 d4 Defense is Most Like the French?
I want to create a complete repertoire for White and Black based on the French Defense. So I have two questions:
1) Which do you think is more similar, especially in pawn structure, to the French...

Started 02/10/20 at 23:03:47 by Arnaudov
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C00: 1.e4,e6 2.d4,d5 3.Bd3!?
Is it ok for white. or just an easy game for black.
I need something new against the french.

Started 04/06/07 at 14:05:25 by Nl
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By: tp2205
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Beat the French with 3.Nc3 by Harikrishna
Does anyone have the Thinkers Publishing book Beat the French with 3.Nc3 by Pentala Harikrishna?

Started 07/13/21 at 10:25:00 by BobbyDigital80
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By: Pawnpusher
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French Defence Move by Move by Lemos
Does anyone know which variations Lemos recommends?  No clues on the Everyman website so far.

Started 11/22/20 at 08:50:59 by snakebite
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By: TD
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Variation on Milner-Barry Gambit
GM Jesse Kraai put a video on YouTube recommending a new twist on an old gambit last year:
The idea is like the Milner-Barry Gambit, except that white ...

Started 01/23/21 at 23:14:37 by Fromper
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By: Fromper
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New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Looks like Chess Stars is working on a new French defense book. Expected in August. I wonder what the recommendations will be. In any case, looking forward to learning more about it...

Started 06/03/20 at 00:44:25 by ehpotsirhc
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By: bragesjo
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Lifetime Repertoires: French Defense by Anish Giri
This course was released on Chessable this week. 400 lines, the bulk of which are the Winawer.
Would love to hear some French experts opinion on this course. I played the French when I first star...

Started 08/20/20 at 04:33:01 by scvchess
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French with 3...h6
I have just seen a new ebook (by FM Alexis Harakis) on Everyman's website, on 3...h6 in the French after both 3.Nc3 and 3.Nd2. Remarkably, it includes some analysis specifically responding to John Wat...

Started 06/18/20 at 16:57:31 by nestor
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By: Krudos
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eBooks Severely Outdated Here!
Why are the Classical and Rubinstein and Advance eBooks often updated (latest being this month for both), but the Winawer and Tarrasch severely outdated (2006 and 2004, respectively)?
I get that ...

Started 03/16/20 at 20:18:50 by FrenchRefutes1e4
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1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2
I have one simple question on a line which should be totally innocuous but I find it difficult to play against:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7. f4 Qb6  (is this best? So...

Started 03/09/20 at 13:14:11 by Lauri Torni
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