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Winawer
Winawer
[C15-C19]
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133 1552 Last Post 08/29/20 at 20:55:59
In: Re: Poisoned Pawn, Husche...
By: Syzygy
Tarrasch
Tarrasch
[C03-C09]
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129 1115 Last Post 03/13/21 at 03:07:02
In: Re: French Tarrasch 3...N...
By: H-HH
Classical
Classical  (2 Viewing)
Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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118 1940 Last Post 06/01/20 at 12:57:22
In: Re: Burn Variation
By: tapchess
Rubinstein
Rubinstein
Rubinstein with ...dxe4, including Fort Knox [C10], and also Burn [C11]
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34 355 Last Post 08/23/20 at 10:41:33
In: Re: 3...dxe4 in Black rep...
By: winawer77
Advance
Advance  (1 Viewing)
[C02]
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87 887 Last Post 09/22/20 at 07:19:11
In: Re: The Famous Advance Bi...
By: Michael Ayton
Exchange
Exchange
Exchange Variation (inc. Winawer Exchange) [C01]
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34 542 Last Post 12/23/20 at 13:37:19
In: Re: Fishbein on French Ex...
By: Fllg
French French
French Defence [C00-C19] with IM John Watson
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Steinitz main line on move 7

The Ntirlis/Aagaard book here recommends 7...a6, Lakdawala recommends 7...cxd4 and Witiugow gives both. 7...Ae7 is in Moskalenko...

Started 02/05/19 at 06:45:38 by Leon_Trotsky
9 3549 Last Post 03/30/19 at 16:08:04
By: MaxJudd
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French book by Everyman to publish February
https://www.chessdirect.co.uk/acatalog/p4507.pdf
Guess who is author  Cheesy
I could not find any other link with excerpt. It looks like he recommends the slow system with 4...b6/4...Dd7 Winawer...

Started 01/15/19 at 07:15:02 by Leon_Trotsky
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35 13320 Last Post 03/21/19 at 22:19:40
By: Leon_Trotsky
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transposition to b3 line -strategy for black?
Hi everybody,
I lost yesterday a game starting this way
1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7
5. b3 c5 6. Bb2 Nc6 7. Bb5 Qc7 8. O-O a6
9. Bxc6 Qxc6 10. Ne2 Be7 11. d4 b6 12. Nf4...

Started 02/17/19 at 14:46:43 by mañico_feroz
7 2843 Last Post 03/06/19 at 14:18:05
By: mañico_feroz
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French defence 2 a3
Has anyone met 2a3, an accelerated Wing Gambit, after d5 3e5 c5 4b4?
Krudos

Started 01/29/19 at 21:55:07 by Krudos
2 2082 Last Post 02/04/19 at 00:53:14
By: MW
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Repertoire Problem
About two years ago I started playing 1.d4 in my slow games in the web. Opening theory was something I always disliked, mostly because I didn't understand how to work with it in a way having fun. For ...

Started 11/19/18 at 10:29:59 by Jupp53
8 4029 Last Post 11/21/18 at 11:25:00
By: Jupp53
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The "Big clamp" Anti-Sicilian against the French
I'm looking for any coverage of a line that seems have fallen through the cracks of theory:
1.e4 e6 2.d3 c5 I'm trying to build a complete repertoire for Black with this move, since I like the Botvinni...

Started 05/03/15 at 00:57:52 by Stigma
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20 14364 Last Post 10/12/18 at 17:34:45
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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11 5234 Last Post 07/04/18 at 01:01:48
By: Michael Ayton
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The French in Correspondence Play?
I am curious how the French is holding up in correspondence play?  Is the Winawer or Classical more successful for Black?  How does it compare to other major tries for Black versus 1.e4 such as the Si...

Started 05/30/18 at 18:05:24 by WSS
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17 10101 Last Post 07/02/18 at 15:16:25
By: nocteus
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New DVD on French by Pelletier
https://www.schachversand.de/de/a-classical-guide-to-the-french-defence.html
The DVD is called La Défense Française - 1. e4 e6 by Pelletier, I guess comes out soon.
As of now I only see the descr...

Started 05/22/18 at 23:11:18 by Leon_Trotsky
6 4628 Last Post 05/25/18 at 16:45:58
By: FightingDragon
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What to play against nd2?
Hi all, I usually play nf6 against nd2, I actually play some of the lines in the simon williams book on the French. I love the sharp stuff but feel I don't have time to study it like I should. Anyone ...

Started 02/21/18 at 21:42:36 by Mtal
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19 9718 Last Post 04/18/18 at 01:30:02
By: Leon_Trotsky
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Main repertoire choice with Winawer, 7. Dg4 0-0
For those of you who play the Winawer, especifically the main line with 7. Dg4 0-0 8. Ad3 Cbc6, and either choosing one (or all?!) of 13...Ad7, 13...Df7 or 13...b5 in the absolute main sequence, do yo...

Started 02/17/18 at 22:54:14 by Leon_Trotsky
6 4037 Last Post 03/15/18 at 11:05:00
By: Pawnpusher
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Main repertoire choice with Winawer, 7. Dg4 0-0
For those of you who play the Winawer, especifically the main line with 7. Dg4 0-0 8. Ad3 Cbc6, and either choosing one (or all?!) of 13...Ad7, 13...Df7 or 13...b5 in the absolute main sequence, do yo...

Started 02/17/18 at 22:52:28 by Leon_Trotsky
0 1830 Last Post 02/17/18 at 22:52:28
By: Leon_Trotsky
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Popularity of 7. Dg4 0-0 in Main Line Winawer
Over the past few years, I have noticed that the Poisoned Pawn is chosen by Black players of the Winawer more than 7...0-0. Is there a reason for this, when 7...0-0 line is more solid and stable ? <br...

Started 10/12/17 at 23:26:37 by Leon_Trotsky
7 5755 Last Post 10/25/17 at 08:39:03
By: MartinC
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C01: chesspub C01 topics not in Exchange sub-board
C01 topics in the main French board:

Notes
  • I used Ctrl-F in the browser to search for "exchange".
  • Where there was more than one page I appended "/all" to the url.
  • I ignored some mentions of the Exchange Variation where there was no further discussion.

Started 10/06/17 at 22:31:33 by an ordinary chessplayer
2 2535 Last Post 10/07/17 at 17:01:51
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Best practical book on French for black
I got an idea of maybee trying the French with black.
Any opinions on the most practical black repertour book?
With practical I mean something easy to maintain and not to much theory.
T...

Started 09/13/16 at 18:48:08 by bragesjo
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39 26875 Last Post 08/21/17 at 12:28:06
By: Jupp53
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Franco/Benoni/Sicilian which section?
1.e4 e6 2.d4 c5
Where is this to be found?  French? Anti Sicilian or 1.e4.. section, or is there nothing on it anywhere

Started 05/02/17 at 04:12:24 by helmet
10 4751 Last Post 05/07/17 at 09:57:04
By: dom
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A sub-optimal line in the Steinitz variation?
An opponent of mine   played me the following line
.[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.03.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Gacnik L"]
[Black "Nunnari M"]
[Result "*"]
[...

Started 03/29/17 at 13:10:04 by Templare2
2 2195 Last Post 03/29/17 at 17:13:37
By: Templare2
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C00-C19:AttackingChess:The French by SimonWilliams
I placed an order a moment ago now that it became available at The Book Depository.
I hope I stop losing in the 3...Nf6 Tarrasch now.
Download sample
edit: title

Started 05/23/11 at 13:23:43 by rukh
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32 37970 Last Post 02/28/17 at 20:11:51
By: mn
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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 2473 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 3017 Last Post 11/29/16 at 03:09:28
By: Knight
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