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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 Defence [C00-C19] with IM John Watson
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C00-C19: A system against french for 1450 elo kid
Hi ,
This is THORK , a full member of chesspublishing . I´m training a kid 1450 elo rating level and I wonder what is the best option for him to face the French Defense . ¿ Milner - Barry Attack...

Started 06/12/11 at 19:54:16 by THORK
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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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By: bckm
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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: 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)
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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
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By: Kiwi
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GM Neil McDonald's December French Update and 4 updated eBooks have just been
posted at

Started 02/05/03 at 17:08:47 by yaltmax
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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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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
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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: 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
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By: notagmyet
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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
7 3994 Last Post 03/30/04 at 07:38:48
By: dom
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C00: King's Indian Attack Games Compilation
To see a fine collection of 56 KIA games, and replay them, move by move, viewing the kibitzing of others go to:

Started 05/12/04 at 19:37:29 by Minji
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By: Minji
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C00-C19: French vs Caro-Kann
Hello to all.
I'm a Caro-Kann player but i decided to have a look on this fashinating defense.
People say that both this openings are very solid, but what are the main difference between Fre...

Started 05/22/04 at 07:49:43 by Max
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By: AmateurDragoneer
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C00-C19: Welcome!!
Here's your chance to say what you REALLY think about the French!! Undecided

Started 12/21/02 at 18:28:16 by GMNeilMcDonald
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By: MNb
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C00: Question to FRENCH experts...
What an expert of the french is thinking about the 2 positions:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 b6 3.Be3 Bb7 4.Nbd2 Nf6
5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.a3 d5 8.e5 Nfd7 ...
5.f3  d5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.f4 c5 8.c3 Nc6 ...<br /...

Started 05/10/04 at 22:19:03 by SutterCane
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By: bckm
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C00: b4 wing gambit
Many thanks Neil for the analysis on the b4 gambit in the Feb03 update! (2.Nf3/a3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4!?) I'm definitely feeling more confident about facing it as Black now.
However, in the variation ...

Started 07/27/03 at 22:55:26 by Paul Cumbers
4 3141 Last Post 08/15/04 at 19:02:28
By: bckm
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C03-C19: winawer or tarrash
Hello everybody
I'm giving up the advance variation.  I had the feeling to play with black pieces all the time !!.
I don't know if i should pick the tarrash or the winawer.  I'd like to ke...

Started 12/06/04 at 12:39:57 by pierre (Guest)
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By: JEGutman
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C00-C19: 0-0-0 in all French variations possible?
Hi folks,
I played several years the Sicilian-Kalashnikov and now gonna change my opening repertoire as I am tired of these dull closed sicilians I more and more get on my board.
When studyi...

Started 12/06/04 at 06:57:15 by Dutch-Kalashnikov
6 2911 Last Post 12/13/04 at 15:02:43
By: Joe (Guest)
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C00: Other Anti-French lines?
I am an e4-player. I dont appreciate playing against the French and Caro thats why I played the last 2 years the KIA-setup against those openings.
Works very well against the French with their e6...

Started 12/17/04 at 09:09:11 by Dutch-Kalashnikov
11 4292 Last Post 12/25/04 at 18:50:04
By: Klick
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C12,C15-C19: MacCutcheon vs. Winawer
In the MacCutcheon thread, Inn2 wrote: "I am no French expert. But one problem I find with the Mac is that White seems to be more comfortable and his position is easier to play compared to regular Win...

Started 12/28/04 at 22:17:22 by HgMan
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