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C02: Milner-Barry Gambit
What do you think of the Milner-Barry Gambit (1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 c5 4 c3 Nc6 5 Nf3 Qb6 6 Bd3 Bd7 7 0-0!? cxd4 8 cxd4 Nxd4 9 Nxd4 Qxd4 10 Nc3) as an attacking weapon against the French for white? It ...

Started 08/19/05 at 11:54:30 by condor
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By: bragesjo
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refuting the advanced - for black
after studying the advanced briefly i came to certain conclusions. for instance, after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3, that the best move for black is 4...cxd4!
this gives a clear plan for black wh...

Started 03/12/22 at 02:51:12 by FMCharless
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By: AndyFeng35
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Milner-Barry Gambit
I suppose we might see a few more Milner-Barry Gambits in the near future. Not only has Carlsen played it, but it also features as the recommendation against the French in new books on 1. e4 by both G...

Started 10/20/21 at 15:36:59 by RdC
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By: kylemeister
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ChessPublishing eBook, Sep 2021
There is a new Ebook available on the Advance variation. It is available in PDF and CBV formats. Also out this month is their volume on the Classical and Rubenstein variations.
It's available for...

Started 09/16/21 at 16:44:04 by FreeRepublic
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By: FreeRepublic
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The Famous Advance Bind; or, Who’s Attacking Whom?
The title refers to the well-known line 3 e5 c5 4 c3 Nc6 5 Nf3 Nh6/Nge7 6 Bd3 cd 7 cd Nf5 8 Bf5 (I’m less worried about 8 Bc2!? Qb6 9 Bf5 ef 10 Nc3 Be6 11 0-0 h6 12 Na4, e.g. 12 … Qb5 13 Ne1 Be7 14 Be...

Started 09/20/20 at 08:14:46 by Michael Ayton
5 2395 Last Post 09/22/20 at 07:19:11
By: Michael Ayton
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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 2613 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 4028 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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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 8608 Last Post 04/27/15 at 19:37:09
By: Aziridine
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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 3718 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 7525 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
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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 9890 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 9949 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 4285 Last Post 09/06/12 at 19:40:37
By: dom
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C02: French Advance ...Qb6 & ...Bd7
I'm new to this site, and very happy to be here as I'm doing my best to improve my game. The French was the first defense against 1 e4 I ever looked at in any depth. After looking arou...

Started 07/18/11 at 12:48:32 by Krames
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By: Vass
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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 11243 Last Post 09/14/11 at 18:39:34
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C02: Is the French Advance a good weapon?
I decided to change from 1.d4 to 1.e4. I am trying to have a main line repertoire but one that is not so wide. I am thinking in the advance French as my weapon against The French. Is it a good choice?...

Started 07/19/11 at 02:26:42 by Pingudon
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44 48909 Last Post 08/26/11 at 00:26:43
By: BPaulsen
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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 3663 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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