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help me.
I'm new in this forum and I already enjoy reading the messages.  Cheesy
I have one question about the French Advance (C02/04) with the moves 4.Nf3 cxd4 ; 5.Bd3 Nc6 ; 6.0-0
Do you kn...

Started 01/12/18 at 07:23:56 by petertohen
5 2862 Last Post 02/01/18 at 09:39:44
By: Karpfenkopf
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lines with early
Hello all,
Since i sometimes play the French, I am thinking of actually learning some theory in the Advance variation! Smiley
The lines with an early ...f6 recommended in Play the French 3 c...

Started 01/12/18 at 07:25:42 by petertohen
1 1610 Last Post 01/12/18 at 13:04:17
By: fling
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C02: 3...b6
In his book How to play against e4, Neil Mcdonald suggest 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d6 3. e5 b6, and then after ...Ba6 exchange of bishops.
What are your opinions of this line?
Is this line something you...

Started 01/09/17 at 20:26:32 by msiipola
3 2612 Last Post 01/13/17 at 17:14:31
By: ReneDescartes
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C02: Does Sadler’s TN 13..b6!! kill Milner-Barry?
This subject line is from an advetisement for the latest issue of New In Chess Yearbook, number 110, with Anish Giri on the cover.
Has anyone here seen this analysis yet? There is a kid at my cl...

Started 06/20/14 at 19:05:37 by notyetagm
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22 19163 Last Post 05/26/16 at 16:39:54
By: CanadianClub
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French with e4-f4
See a lot of 1.e4 and 2.f4 online. Wondering how to play against this. Sometimes White doesn't play d4 and I am not sure what to do.
If he plays c3 and d4 then I assume it is like a F...

Started 04/11/15 at 07:01:23 by Gerry1970
10 5906 Last Post 04/27/15 at 19:37:09
By: Aziridine
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C02: French Advance - solid lines for Black?
I've decided that my Black repertoire is too ambitious and unbalanced and I should include some strategic options as well, for tired days or against attacking maniacs. This should be possible within t...

Started 02/03/11 at 14:59:51 by Stigma
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60 52965 Last Post 01/19/15 at 04:00:32
By: ChessIsWar
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Advance Variation playable eBook
I've just added a new-style, completely up-to-date CBV Advance Variation eBook for French Defence subscribers to download. Smiley
Here is the link:

Started 12/17/14 at 14:28:36 by GMTonyKosten
2 2447 Last Post 12/18/14 at 23:16:12
By: GMTonyKosten
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A Cousin in the Hecht-Reefschlager/Guimard Family
After 1 e4 e6, 2 d4 d5, 3 e5, Black can play 3 ... Nc6.  Now, 4 Nc3 transposes to the Hecht.  But 4 Nf3 gives the line an independent character.  After 4 ... f6, 5 Bd3, the standard plan of 5 ... Qe7,...

Started 08/18/14 at 15:23:53 by MikeMurray
5 5141 Last Post 08/22/14 at 01:45:03
By: Glenn Snow
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C02: Game Analysis of 5.Be3 (with a N+B ending)
This is an analysis of a 90 60 game.
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Be3
Slightly uncommon and outside of my book knowledge but when in doubt I follow the normal plan of Akobian by playin...

Started 05/14/13 at 11:39:52 by Plyo
0 2374 Last Post 05/14/13 at 11:39:51
By: Plyo
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C02: Advanced French à la Simon Williams
I just tried the recommendation in Attacking Chess: The French, and met the following line:

I thought about answering it with a pa...

Started 12/22/12 at 10:15:30 by fling
8 7029 Last Post 12/23/12 at 16:15:13
By: MNb
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C02: Advance with Be2
Is it worth playing the Advance French as white with Be2 instead of a3? 
I don't really want to play a3 lines, but haven't been thrilled with my results with Be2 so considering going to 3. Nc3 i...

Started 09/19/12 at 00:33:40 by zepled37
8 7432 Last Post 09/26/12 at 08:32:49
By: chk
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C02: Video on Advance Variation Nimzowitsch System
Hi all, I remember way back, I think I had a Roman video on the advance variation with an early queen g4 for white (Advance Variation, Nimzowitsch System.) Well I do not have it anymore. Lately someon...

Started 09/06/12 at 02:22:11 by Mtal
1 3376 Last Post 09/06/12 at 19:40:37
By: dom
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C02: New take on the Milner Barry
The traditional Milner-Barry Gambit reached by
1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 c5 4 c3 Nc6 5 Nf3 Qb6 6 Bd3 is relatively rare as the pawn offer can be accepted with 6 ... cxd4 7 cxd4 Bd7 8 0-0 Nxd4

Started 09/05/11 at 11:12:41 by RdC
8 8625 Last Post 09/14/11 at 18:39:34
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C02: Advance Line
Just something which seemed intriguing. Not critical for 6.. a5 as thats 8 o-o and other black options at need, but it did strike me as a really horribly obscure feeling variation. Even by the 'usual'...

Started 05/28/11 at 23:17:08 by MartinC
2 2809 Last Post 05/29/11 at 17:55:06
By: MartinC
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C02: Milner-Barry Gambit Declined
In The Flexible French Moskalenko suggests that 5 ...Qb6 6 Bd3 Nh6!? 7 0-0 cd 8 cd Nf5 9 Bf5 ef 10 Nc3 Be6 is OK for Black (11 Ne2 h6!) even though Black has played ...Qb6 instead of ...Be7, given tha...

Started 12/17/10 at 11:16:56 by Michael Ayton
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17 16828 Last Post 02/11/11 at 08:51:25
By: OldGrizzly
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C02: French Advance Uhlmann's: ...c4 and ...f6
Stigma wrote on 11/18/10 at 22:07:07:
When I taught the French I just followed Uhlmann's anti-Advance repertoire; great on lower levels and if someone approaches master level they can simply add 5...Qb6 6.a3 Nh6 or 6.a3 c4...

Started 11/19/10 at 02:37:42 by Paddy
2 4445 Last Post 11/19/10 at 04:45:41
By: Paddy
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C02: 5.Be3 in the Advance French
Going through an old 1994 edition of the 'Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player' (Keene/Levy), I had a look at the 5.Be3 line of the Advance French, which runs 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 ...

Started 10/31/10 at 10:14:48 by naughtyknight
13 12113 Last Post 11/17/10 at 18:24:10
By: JonathanB
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C02: Looking for a good system vs the French.
As an e4 player, I must confess that, as others have said in the past, playing against the French can be depressing.  I just don't get the type of positions I like.  Years ago I played the French as b...

Started 03/30/10 at 13:20:14 by yankdog
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31 21817 Last Post 10/26/10 at 11:26:34
By: MNb
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C02: Advance variation, 6.Bd3
I'm looking for advice on how to play as Black after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 8.O-O Nxd4 9.Nbd2!?
Because of this Moskalenko suggests to decline the pawn ...

Started 05/21/10 at 08:30:08 by Hehmer (Ex Member)
5 4034 Last Post 05/21/10 at 20:59:56
By: Hehmer - Ex Member
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C02: French Advance for White Suggestion
I have always played 6.a3 in the advance but just wing it after that.  I am finally willing to put some time in to learning the lines. 
Can anyone suggest what lines are best for white in the ad...

Started 04/26/10 at 14:07:37 by UnderRated
7 6841 Last Post 04/27/10 at 15:53:19
By: dom
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