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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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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
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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
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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...

Started 03/27/12 at 19:07:31 by LeeRoth
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By: CanadianClub
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Yet another French book
Is this new to pepole on this site?  Couldn`t find it. Hannes Langrock on the French Rubinstein.  And French specialist John Watson in the foreword praise the work it seems ...

Started 11/26/14 at 22:03:26 by Gut Gambit
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Playable Classical French eBook
I've just updated the Classical eBook (which covers the Classical, Steinitz, Rubinstein, etc.) Smiley
It's pretty large now (1MB) so I did consider splitting it up, what do subscribers think?

Started 12/04/14 at 21:09:56 by GMTonyKosten
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Parimarjan's first book e4 vs the French and other
From Chessbase website, today news :
...French lines given in "Read a PDF extract from the book"

Started 09/17/14 at 08:46:52 by dom
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By: Keano
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C00: King's Indian Attack vs French
I've not yet seen Neil McDonald's new book on the KIA but I was intrigued to see that in the pdf extract at the Everyman website he is suggesting the move order 1 e4 e6 2 d3 d5 3 Nd2 Nf6 4 g3, instead...

Started 05/30/14 at 14:45:52 by Paddy
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By: GabrielGale
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Frequency of variations in practical play
I am thinking of taking up the french, and I was wondering how frequently I can expect to see each variation. I am about 2250 USCF. It would be a great help to me if people could post:
Roughly wh...

Started 09/08/14 at 20:23:36 by gauss
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By: dom
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C00-C19: The Modern French
Just noticed another new repertoire book on the French from New in Chess, written by a GM Antic and IM Maksimovic, new names to me, apologies if anyone has posted about this already but thought it wor...

Started 02/27/12 at 19:22:31 by slates
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By: erasmus_b_dragon
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What are good books about the French Defence?
I am looking for one or more books about the French Defence which fits these 3 conditions:
- It must offer a complete Black repertoire. It must cover the French Defence from the point...

Started 06/25/14 at 23:34:05 by Marc Benford
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By: CanadianClub
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Fans of French are better than fans of the Caro
I have read a LOT of people writing about which defence is better. Usually they conclude Caro is much better and easier to play. Carlsen and Kasparov have said French is a second rate defence. But any...

Started 01/24/14 at 10:49:06 by Pingudon
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By: Keano
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About inferior moves in the French defence
dom mod : continuation of the 5.Bd2 Winawer thread, with more general point of views... (previous thread split, to keep thread limited to its subject)  Smiley
erasmus_b_dragon wrote on 03/03/14 at 18:58:33:
I suspect that strong masters p...

Some people

Started 03/05/14 at 22:05:15 by ErictheRed
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C00: 1. e4 e6 2. f4 ... and now what??
I am having troubles with my French. I have study a lot and too often I get this move order. 1.e4 e6 2. f4. and I do not kwon exactly what to do. I have nor been able to find this move in my books. Co...

Started 03/20/08 at 22:58:25 by Pingudon
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By: kylemeister
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Main Line Selection for White, 2200+
I need some serious help sorting out my struggles from the White side of the French.
Some background for understanding: I am ~2100 FIDE, getting back into competitive play after a few years hiatu...

Started 12/06/13 at 03:18:15 by Othy
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By: dfan
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C00-C19: Grandmaster Repertoire14: French defence
Dones any one know what will be the chosen lines? Very good time for the french player. Very nice books coming soon

Started 08/31/13 at 22:23:07 by Pingudon
13 10505 Last Post 01/24/14 at 11:22:19
By: MartinC
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C00-C19: N. Pert: French for the Tournamant Player
Niggeman announced a new Chessbase-DVD:
Diese DVD bietet Schwarz ein umfassendes Angriffsrepertoire, das auf der Französischen Verteidigung (1.e4 e6) beruht. Seine gesamte Karriere hat GM Nick...

[quote]This DVD offers a compr

Started 10/08/13 at 15:56:05 by alyechin
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By: dom
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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
13 4197 Last Post 12/10/13 at 16:04:20
By: tony37
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Poll: Best recent repertoire book for Black is ....?
I mean recent, id est, published last 5 years!

Started 09/22/13 at 12:29:23 by rossia
3 4068 Last Post 09/23/13 at 15:26:55
By: CanadianClub
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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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(thead locked) unbalancing the French
It is tough to get a plus against the French. White seemed to be slightly better but Black was able to equalize.

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bd3 O-O 7. ...

Started 07/21/13 at 17:00:19 by sloughter
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