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By: Syzygy
Tarrasch  (3 Viewing)
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By: H-HH
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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
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By: tapchess
Rubinstein with ...dxe4, including Fort Knox [C10], and also Burn [C11]
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By: winawer77
Advance  (1 Viewing)
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By: Michael Ayton
Exchange Variation (inc. Winawer Exchange) [C01]
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By: Fllg
French French
French Defence [C00-C19] with IM John Watson
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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 2470 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 5081 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
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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 5016 Last Post 06/24/16 at 20:10:10
By: kylemeister
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Resources for the French
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 4339 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 1976 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 4281 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 4230 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?

Started 08/01/15 at 07:54:43 by Mag
9 6969 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 3858 Last Post 12/29/15 at 18:27:53
By: ReneDescartes
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Power Play 22 Repertoire for Black With the French
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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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 5052 Last Post 08/28/15 at 17:01:42
By: saubhikr
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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 4213 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 10760 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 2845 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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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 4260 Last Post 02/18/15 at 19:07:39
By: dom
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Fighting the French defense
I played a game against a French (game style, not nationality) guy. Although I have been defeated dozens of times by frenchies (*shameless laughter*), this time somehow everything went in so smooth th...

Started 02/05/15 at 20:05:58 by Peekay
9 5523 Last Post 02/06/15 at 18:28:20
By: dom
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C00-C19 Playing the French Book
This is a thread to discuss Playing the French, Nikos's forthcoming book for Quality Chess.  Hopefully this thread will draw the same level of interest and high quality discussion as the thread on his...

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