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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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By: Bibs
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1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2
I have one simple question on a line which should be totally innocuous but I find it difficult to play against:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7. f4 Qb6  (is this best? So...

Started 03/09/20 at 13:14:11 by Lauri Torni
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By: Lauri Torni
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Norsk Sjakkblad 'zine and French Defence
I was browsing other parts of chesspub forum, when I noticed thread about free PDF magazines..
..and I got this URL:
Beware: all text is norway writing !!<br...

Started 06/10/13 at 18:11:44 by dom
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By: MNb
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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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By: dom
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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
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By: RdC
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1d4-player playing the French w/ both colors(!?)
Suppose you are an 1.d4-player who plays opponents below the IM strength, while the French is in your black repertoire.
As White, you play a variety of positions, having quite a sophisticated rep...

Started 05/20/09 at 16:08:04 by HoemberChess
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By: TN
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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
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By: Stigma
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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
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By: Tauromachie
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A new french defence move by move
I saw on the everyman website that there is a new French defence move by move coming out by Damian Lemos. Anyone knows what it is one? I believe there already 2, and older one on the winawer and one o...

Started 01/16/20 at 19:32:24 by Mtal
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By: Mtal
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A quick romantic outing with my old openings
So the other day i had the chance to play a few blitz games with a friend of mine who is also on this forum. I had white in each case. I first played a smith-morra this wasnt really a stretch for me b...

Started 10/18/05 at 16:55:56 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
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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
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By: Templare2
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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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All this wandering got my mind wondering
just wondered what the latest news on the white side of the french is.
What are the lines in vogue now?
What is black doing differently?
Is my alekhine-chatard still a good choice?<br /...

Started 07/27/06 at 02:11:46 by BasqueKnight
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By: BasqueKnight
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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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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
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By: urusov
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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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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.

Started 09/13/16 at 18:48:08 by bragesjo
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By: Jupp53
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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 4838 Last Post 09/23/13 at 15:26:55
By: CanadianClub
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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
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