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By: Sauron
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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 with ...dxe4, including Fort Knox [C10], and also Burn [C11]
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By: Karpfenkopf
Exchange Variation (inc. Winawer Exchange) [C01]
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By: RdC
French French
French Defence [C00-C19] with IM John Watson
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C00: The "Innocuous" 3.Bd3
What the hell?  Watson in his latest "Play the French" dismisses this line as an after thought and gives a couple of suggested responses.  His primary suggested continuation is 3...c4 4.c3,Nc6 5.Ne2,c...

Started 02/20/04 at 10:21:39 by Jerry_Taylor
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C00: 1.e4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 - alternatives to 3.d4
As readers of the Flank Openings forum will be aware, I have been experimenting with 1.Nc3!? recently and find that a common response is to try to transpose to the French with 1...d5 2.e4 e6.
I a...

Started 02/10/04 at 10:21:49 by alumbrado
6 2786 Last Post 03/26/04 at 17:45:35
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C00: The Reti Gambit
Has anybody had any experiences with 1.e4 e6 2.b3 d5 3.Bb2 _?
Black seems to have two main options, 3...Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Qg4
or 3...de4 4.Nc3 Nf6 when white has a choice of 5.g4!? which I thi...

Started 02/02/04 at 17:25:39 by Wonderer (Guest)
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C00: KIA
I recently had a new move played against me in the King's Indian Attack Var. of the French.  After, 1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 f5!?.  This is new to me anyway.  Any ideas on how to meat it or on it's value...

Started 11/15/03 at 22:04:22 by Glenn Snow
6 2681 Last Post 12/22/03 at 18:13:41
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C00-C19: Review FRENCH Videos
I was  wondering if anyone could attest to the quality of the two videos by Daniel King on the french.  Which lines does he recommend etc...

Started 09/11/03 at 07:01:59 by Nolan Kordsmeier (Guest)
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By: Glossu
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GM Neil McDonald's December French Update and 4 updated eBooks have just been
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Started 02/05/03 at 17:08:47 by yaltmax
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C00-C19: "Play the French" (Watson) - new edition?
According to, there is a new (3rd) edition of Watson's "Play the French" coming out soon.  The UK site gives publication in August, with the US site giving October.  Thought all you French ...

Started 07/17/03 at 14:18:08 by alumbrado
3 3368 Last Post 07/28/03 at 01:21:22
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C00: French 2.f4
I have the following line played against me quite recently and I think that black has a nice edge.  What does every else think.  any improvements?
1.e4 e6 2.f4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.d4 Qb6 6.Nf3 ...

Started 04/23/03 at 21:45:15 by Nolank Kordsmeier (Guest)
9 3887 Last Post 06/23/03 at 17:19:52
By: AmateurDragoneer
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C00-C19: Uhlmann's Winning with the French
In the "Review" section of GM Neil McDonald's site, there are several "french" books mentioned. However, Uhlmann's book is not ("Winning with the French").
I noticed that Batsford issued the book...

Started 02/20/03 at 19:10:20 by garrubal
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By: German (Guest)
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C00: Alapin French
Has anybody faced this line in the Alapin as Black?  If so, please let me know how you think Black should react:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3 de 4.Nd2 Nf6 5.g3 ?  I had this played against me recently a...

Started 05/09/03 at 02:03:35 by BC (Guest)
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