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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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By: Bibs
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C00,C11: KIA or 2-knights?
currenly I play Nc3, but I am thinking on taking up a 2nd system against the french,
what do you consider more unpleasant, KIA or 2 knights?
In the database I found by far more g...

Started 08/26/07 at 08:45:23 by cyronix (Ex Member)
13 4470 Last Post 09/23/07 at 18:07:38
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C00-C19: Psakhis
I would be interested in what others think of the 4 volume series on the French. For serious players there are many many suggestions and ideas and a good summary of existing theory. Some lines, partic...

Started 02/17/05 at 19:53:00 by A1 (Guest)
5 2026 Last Post 02/19/05 at 10:25:32
By: lnn2
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C00-C19: me and my french defense arch rival
There this guy named J. nicholas USCF member he plays a good french defense and he just got the dangeroous wepons french book.and he good tactically in the qestion is can I avoid his line wi...

Started 02/25/08 at 03:54:06 by accdragonpppr
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By: DoubledPawns
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C00: Could Weiming cover 2. Qe2
I know that sort of subject sounds ridiculous, kinda like a doubt as to his physical ability to do that. No, I have the greatest admiration for his writing skills, and chess skills as well having play...

Started 10/31/09 at 05:32:16 by ACSian
2 1755 Last Post 11/01/09 at 11:11:36
By: The French Fan
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C03-C04,C10: 3...Nc6 after terrasch or Nc3??
i am quite keen on these systems for black with ...Nc6 although it blocks the c-pawn it has been suggested for blck in the book "dangerous weapons: the french" . I really suggest to all of you to star...

Started 10/10/09 at 21:30:46 by Alexander Karapiperis
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By: linksspringer
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C00-C19: Best book for NEW french players
I have decided to do something which I promised myself I would never do - learn the french! The sicilian and e5 just dont suit me. Are there any books (or websites?) which are good for new frenc...

Started 03/11/07 at 06:58:57 by Alien chess
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By: Willempie
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C00-C19: Attacking Repertoire for Black - Collins
[color=#ff0000]As pointed out in a thread on the Stonewall Dutch, Sam Collins is following up his Attacking Repertoire for White with an Attacking Repertoire for Black, featuri...

Started 04/19/06 at 13:14:43 by alumbrado
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By: ErictheRed
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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-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 4394 Last Post 07/28/03 at 01:21:22
By: Kiwi
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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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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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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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C01: chesspub C01 topics not in Exchange sub-board
C01 topics in the main French board:

  • I used Ctrl-F in the browser to search for "exchange".
  • Where there was more than one page I appended "/all" to the url.
  • I ignored some mentions of the Exchange Variation where there was no further discussion.

Started 10/06/17 at 22:31:33 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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C00: Uncommon approaches for white
I am fed up of learning tons of theory and want my repertoire based more on ideas.
Against the french I can come up with the following candidates:
1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2
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and here I l

Started 02/06/09 at 16:48:42 by analyzethat
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By: Paddy
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C00-C19: Bashing the French
It seems like everyone is bashing the french defence. First we had Khalifman's 2 volumes covering 3. Nc3 from white's perspective. This was followed by the 3 DVD's by Kasimdzhanov which I have not see...

Started 02/26/08 at 21:49:33 by ano
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By: Ametanoitos
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C00-C19: Play the French 4th edition?
In John Watson's December 2009 French update he made the following comment:
"The Winawer Poisoned Pawn Variation after 7 Qg4 Qc7 has undergone a revival over the past five years. For the record, ...

Started 02/12/10 at 07:28:20 by Anonymous3
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C00: How to Beat The French Defense Question
After 1 e4 e6 2 d4, does the book How to Beat the French Defense cover alternatives to 2...d5?

Started 08/13/10 at 20:45:45 by Anonymous3
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By: dom
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Poll: What should a French player play against 1 d4?
Vote for what you think a Frnech Defense player should play agaisnt 1 d4?

Started 05/27/10 at 23:09:51 by Anonymous3
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By: Metalworker
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C10-C19: Nd2 or Nc3?
i'm an active-attacking player with a 2078 ELO rating, i play Tarrasch with 'ok' results, now some strong players are recommending me to play Nc3 as it suits my style according to them, i like Nc3 as ...

Started 11/12/05 at 14:45:01 by armtwister
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