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Tarrasch
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[C03-C09]
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By: Sauron
Classical
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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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By: Leon_Trotsky
Rubinstein
Rubinstein
Rubinstein with ...dxe4, including Fort Knox [C10], and also Burn [C11]
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Advance
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[C02]
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By: Karpfenkopf
Exchange
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Exchange Variation (inc. Winawer Exchange) [C01]
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In: Re: castles long
By: RdC
French French
French Defence [C00-C19] with IM John Watson
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3. Nc3 Video series on chess24
I noticed IM Baskin did not know 6...Qa4 was called "The Hook Variation" after his founder William Hook from British Virgin Islands.

He called it "The Kovalenko Variation".

Started 02/11/17 at 10:12:02 by alyechin
1 1637 Last Post 02/11/17 at 17:29:23
By: Stigma
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Interesting gambit in France Defence [C00]
Hi,
in internet database and database - online chessbase you can see a few games in gambit: 1. e4 e6 2. f4 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Ng5 ... What you think of it ?

Started 10/25/16 at 13:27:20 by wkrol
4 2261 Last Post 11/29/16 at 03:09:28
By: Knight
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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
1 1672 Last Post 09/15/16 at 21:37:54
By: RdC
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Best coverage of Chigorin Variation?
Where is the best printed coverage of the Chigorin Variation (2.Qe2) vs. the French, in terms of analysis and verbal explanations?

Started 07/14/16 at 20:26:30 by grandpatzer
8 3817 Last Post 08/28/16 at 18:20:16
By: urusov
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Playing 3.Nc3 to enter a Tarrasch?
I've seen some games start like this:
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Nce2 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. f4.
Won't this just tranpose into a Tarrasch line with 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e...

Started 07/12/16 at 03:17:34 by BobbyDigital80
6 2605 Last Post 07/12/16 at 18:37:23
By: AJZ
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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
9 3638 Last Post 06/24/16 at 20:10:10
By: kylemeister
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Resources for the French
Hi!
I had NEVER played the French before, until I watched the Killer French DVDs by GM Simon Williams.
I got immediately hooked!
I realise that his lines are very aggressive, so I am al...

Started 05/25/16 at 05:08:48 by zarkoth
7 3054 Last Post 05/26/16 at 09:47:08
By: GMTonyKosten
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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
2 1422 Last Post 05/25/16 at 17:18:44
By: TN
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Dark-Squared Bishops in the French
Hi, when I'm playing the French, I end up in time trouble, because I don't know how to make my dark-squared bishop a long range missile. My dark-squared bishop is generally very unhappy and can't move...

Started 09/05/14 at 11:52:58 by VaughanWilliams
4 3562 Last Post 05/05/16 at 21:24:14
By: mjelcic
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early b3 against the French
I was wondering about white playing b3 on move 2
1.e4 e6 2. b3  should white stay in the French or possibly switch to the Sicilian.
Say after 2.....d5 3.Bb2 de 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.g4 h6 is white rea...

Started 03/11/16 at 18:56:33 by Gearoid
7 3050 Last Post 03/28/16 at 18:50:33
By: kylemeister
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French - Negi vs Berg
Hi, Heard that there is a line in French where Negi refute Berg?
If so, which one?
/Mag

Started 08/01/15 at 07:54:43 by Mag
9 5357 Last Post 03/13/16 at 10:59:39
By: MartinC
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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
4 3109 Last Post 12/29/15 at 18:27:53
By: ReneDescartes
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Power Play 22 Repertoire for Black With the French
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The French Defence is one of the most reliable openings against 1 e4. The solid central pawn chain protects Black’s king and provides the basis for counter-attacks on both wings. On this DVD Grandm...

Some 20 years ago Daniel King did 2 Videos

Started 07/03/15 at 10:35:14 by alyechin
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23 15646 Last Post 11/12/15 at 16:41:24
By: ghenghisclown
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French Exchange - Four Knights
I play 3...Nc6 against, 3.Nc3 and very often, white goes for exchange variation and I see the following position on board. The position is totally symmetrical & very drawish (much more than standard e...

Started 08/17/15 at 03:04:41 by saubhikr
8 3761 Last Post 08/28/15 at 17:01:42
By: saubhikr
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French
Are 3 volumes for a french defense repertoire excessive when authors can do the same for a complete white repertoire in 1 to 3 books? Yay or Nay

Started 07/20/15 at 14:20:29 by SupaKoopaTroopa
7 3151 Last Post 07/25/15 at 01:53:28
By: ReneDescartes
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A new book coming! The even more flexible French
A new book by Moskalenko. I wonder what will be the lines covered in this new book. Does anyone have an idea?

Started 03/05/15 at 21:32:10 by Pingudon
10 8861 Last Post 07/10/15 at 19:16:58
By: Tauromachie
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Where is KIA information?
I still have my 2002 edition of the Chess Publishing French Advance, and it includes the King's Indian Attack. I don't see the KIA in the new one, though. Is it still covered? If so, where? If not, wh...

Started 05/14/15 at 21:46:55 by tewald
3 2067 Last Post 05/15/15 at 09:45:56
By: dom
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best line against French defense for below 1600 pl
Hello friends
I am searching for line which could suit b
elow 1600 rated players.So should they go for
Nc3 or Nd2 is better or any other line? ?

Started 02/16/14 at 19:43:15 by chandrashekharkoravi
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65 40710 Last Post 04/27/15 at 08:52:30
By: RdC
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Anti-French with g3
Against the e6 sicilian, I like to play 1. e4 c5 2. Cf3 e6 3. g3. Play often unfolds like that: Cc6 4. Fg2 d5 5. exd5 exd5 with the intent to push d4 to create a IQP for black.
What do you of th...

Started 02/16/15 at 12:48:51 by nocteus
7 3295 Last Post 02/18/15 at 19:07:39
By: dom
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