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C02: Philosophical Question on Advanced
I am wondering if you play the advanced against Caro-Kann does it mean that you have to play it against the French as well? In other words, how inconsistent is playing the advanced against Caro-Kann a...

Started 08/23/09 at 05:29:32 by F22
1 1905 Last Post 08/23/09 at 12:26:20
By: Straggler
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C02:Steinitz variation - Position for engine check
What do you think about following position ?
I am interested with human and computer analysis.
I put some comments about opening:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5
Steinitz variatio...

Started 12/08/08 at 20:01:50 by dom
9 5359 Last Post 05/12/09 at 13:50:30
By: Gilmour
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C02: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. Be3
A friend of mine encountered this recently.  Certainly it looks rather odd/fishy, but I am wondering if it is mentioned by Watson, or perhaps Pedersen or (the multi-volume incarnation of) Psakhis.  (I...

Started 11/07/08 at 04:00:01 by kylemeister
1 2155 Last Post 11/07/08 at 18:32:00
By: dom
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C02: McDonald's improvement on Short-Lputian, 1999
Short-Lputian, Bantumi 1999
1. e4 e6, 2. d4 d5, 3. e5 c5, 4. c3 Nc6, 5. Nf3 Qb6, 6. a3 Nh6, 7. b4 cxd4, 8. cxd4 Nf5, 9. Bb2 Bd7, 10. g4 Nh6, 11. Rg1 f6, 12. exf6 gxf6, 13. Nc3 Nf7, 14. Na4 Qc7...

Started 09/03/08 at 18:20:53 by JonathanB
4 3013 Last Post 09/13/08 at 19:53:17
By: JonathanB
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C02: Piece sac in 5..Nh6!? advance
Hi Guys,
Call me crazy or nuts, but i have been analysing a piece sac in the following line:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nh6!?
the line begins with:
6.dc5!?(most dangero...

Started 08/01/08 at 15:16:10 by Kramnikaze
1 2008 Last Post 08/02/08 at 00:27:25
By: Anonymous2
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C02: Evgeny Sveshnikov's books on the Advance
Does anybody here have one of the books? What do you think about them?

Started 06/15/08 at 20:34:24 by Chess_Addict
8 5173 Last Post 06/21/08 at 12:25:41
By: dom
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C02: French advance with 5. Ne2
Hi,
Yesterday, Grischuk played 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Ne2 against Gelfand in
the Blitz World Championship. After 5. .. Nh6 6. g3 Nf5 7. Bh3 Qb6 8. Bxf5, Grischuk obtained <br...

Started 11/22/07 at 16:14:05 by mefisto6
7 4316 Last Post 11/23/07 at 21:51:42
By: dom
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C02:what is the latest theory on the Milner barry?
what is a good line against the milner barry, I have been having lots of trouble playing against it.

Started 08/01/07 at 18:12:43 by megazord
13 7473 Last Post 08/11/07 at 01:57:22
By: MNb
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C02: The Rauser Gambit ?
Hello everybody, first post here. Smiley
I've a question about this line in the French that I would like to play as white :
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Bd3
Does anybody know the na...

Started 07/20/07 at 13:46:05 by Carebear
9 5308 Last Post 07/22/07 at 19:15:08
By: belaji
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C02: French Advance:4...Qb6 instead of 5...Qb6
Hello All:
See that Watson and Collins play ...Qb6 on move 5. As someone mentioned on another thread, 4...Qb6 seems to prevent the Kupreichik Variation (Be3) - this would just mean one less thing...

Started 05/02/07 at 02:21:12 by Gerry1970
11 6487 Last Post 07/02/07 at 15:21:33
By: zoo - Ex Member
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C02: Milner Barry Gambit
Ok Guys! inc. dom
Can Black get away nicking the second pawn in this line of the French Defence - in John Watson's 'Play The French (3rd edition)' he quotes '... that 10... Qxe5 is doing brillian...

Started 01/29/06 at 16:06:40 by 8arms
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34 25565 Last Post 05/07/07 at 18:57:28
By: condor
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C02: A rare line for black in advanced variation
Hello !
I started to play the following variante with black and had some success:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Bd7 5.Nf3 a6!? 6.Bd3/Be2 cxd4 7.cxd4 [7.Nxd4 Nge7!] 7...Bb5
What do the o...

Started 08/07/06 at 18:54:07 by Strategy_Rules
11 6815 Last Post 12/04/06 at 13:13:39
By: ChessTyro
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C02: Exchanging light square bishop / advance var
What is the way to refute the early Black's will to exchange the light square bishop in the advance variation ?
I have recently played a game beginning like this :
1-e4 e6 2) d4 d5 3) e5 c5...

Started 10/18/06 at 21:57:51 by fancies
9 4794 Last Post 11/27/06 at 11:46:25
By: Willempie
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how to play against this advance french variation?
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Bd3
i play 4. ... c x d4 then he play 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Ng5 Nxe5 7. Bxh7 Be7 8. Qxd5 ...  i am affraid of f4. it seem my position was ruined. how should i continue?<br /...

Started 11/13/06 at 15:31:05 by torreattack
10 5776 Last Post 11/24/06 at 11:41:52
By: ChessTyro
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C02: French: Milner-Barry Gambit
Can anyone tell me if there are any relatively safe variations for black (possibly declining the gambit?).  It seems like white gets a ton of compensation after:
1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3. e...

Started 06/04/06 at 00:05:38 by Dinomike100
13 7382 Last Post 06/24/06 at 03:34:11
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C02:French advance 6. a3 ... can't find line 11.b3
I have been toying with a line that I am trying to learn and I can't get past a line that I can't find in NCO MCO or French Defense II from Minev.
This line goes 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 ...

Started 06/17/06 at 03:23:41 by avoss
2 2422 Last Post 06/17/06 at 18:45:30
By: avoss
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C02:French Adv.,modern variation,6...c4 vs 6...Nh6
In the modern varation of the French advance
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 d5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3
it seems the top players have moved away from 6...c4 in favour of 6...Nh6.
If I rememb...

Started 07/01/04 at 04:21:44 by Lobachevsky
12 9623 Last Post 03/29/06 at 15:11:24
By: Uberdecker
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C02: Odd line of the advance
Hi,
I was looking at the line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Bd7 5.Nf3 a6 intending Bb5 which to me looks like it should be bad, but it seems to have been played by some quite strong GMs like Porti...

Started 09/11/03 at 17:01:27 by Ben_Hague
8 4797 Last Post 11/14/05 at 00:15:22
By: castlerock
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C02: Watson McDonald line bust?
French Advanced Variation 5..Bd7
Analysis by Jim Hawksley
 John Watson's book Play the French 3 is a bible for French Defence players, over the years I have found John's ideas and analysis ...

Started 09/14/05 at 02:20:27 by cunard
4 2870 Last Post 09/17/05 at 03:38:07
By: dom
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C02: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nc3?!
Does anyone know smthing about this line? It seems that scores well in correspodence games. Any ideas?

Started 01/10/05 at 12:09:42 by Ametanoitos
1 1502 Last Post 01/10/05 at 18:19:18
By: MNb
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