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C02: Advance with 4 ...Nd7
Bernard Cafferty in his 1979 Undecided Chess Openings for You suggests 4 ...Nd7 as "a very sound alternative to 4 ...Nc6" in the Advance, and cites the first 10 moves in the game Platz-Pilnik, Budapest 1952...

Started 12/21/04 at 11:09:42 by mad_knight
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By: mad_knight
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C02: Advance variation bad?
Eduard Gufeld recommends in "An opening repertoire for the attacking player" the following line against the French:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Be2 cxd4 7.cxd4 Nh6 8. b3 Nf5 9.Bb...

Started 12/15/04 at 08:34:02 by MrNiceGuy (Guest)
11 4958 Last Post 12/16/04 at 11:50:41
By: Dzambus
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C02: Gambit line in French/Advanced
I'm looking at lines against the dreaded French Defense (yes, it's a pain in the ____ for 1.e4 players Angry) and stumbled across an interesting option: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bd3!?<b...

Started 11/10/04 at 17:29:00 by Seth_Xoma
2 2120 Last Post 11/10/04 at 18:02:43
By: MNb
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C02: Advanced French Set-Up
Hi Folks  Smiley
Need a bit of advice on the following game, I thought I had a slight advantage after White is forced into the line with Bc3 - which surely can't be good for White  Grin
My oppone...

Started 02/22/03 at 08:58:36 by sonoftill
4 3073 Last Post 05/16/04 at 21:43:34
By: Klick
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C02: French Advance - Kupreichik Variation
What do people think of the Kupreichik Variation in the Advance French after 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Be3!?  It certainly seems to offer interesting play, and I've scored well with it.

Started 04/27/07 at 05:18:48 by thegoldenband
5 7116 Last Post 04/30/07 at 19:30:16
By: kylemeister
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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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By: ChessIsWar
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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 4750 Last Post 02/01/18 at 09:39:44
By: Karpfenkopf
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C02: Wade line. Uncommon move 6...Ne7
Thanks to Tony, the forum is back  Smiley
I continue reading Sveshnikov's book about the Advance (I was just reading Zaitsev-Doda,Riga 1968 in vol 2 game 24),  and I have one uncommon move to suggest...

Started 05/31/08 at 09:32:43 by dom
1 2168 Last Post 05/31/08 at 21:51:40
By: Chevalier
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C02: Early Qb6 in the Advance
Are there any views on 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Qb6. I have played this a few times as black with good results but I think that is often due to weak play by my opponents.
I have had particula...

Started 01/22/03 at 02:58:38 by IanE11
5 4359 Last Post 02/01/03 at 09:00:19
By: IanE11
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C02: Shirov win w.Black over Shabalov
[Event "Canadian Open"]
[Site "Edmonton CAN"]
[Date "2005.07.16"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Shabalov,A"]
[Black "Shirov,A"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2593"]

Started 07/18/05 at 20:58:07 by ChessLover (Guest)
1 1695 Last Post 07/19/05 at 07:35:40
By: HgMan
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C02:Advance French with an early Qb6, Bd7 and cxd4
I have the following question and I would appreciate your help.
I am playing the French for over a decade now and normally try to avoid heavily analyzed lines, which naturally becomes more and mo...

Started 03/14/03 at 21:57:30 by Gueler
1 2767 Last Post 03/15/03 at 09:08:23
By: dom
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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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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 4293 Last Post 09/06/12 at 19:40:37
By: dom
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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 9970 Last Post 09/26/12 at 08:32:49
By: chk
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C02: French Advance - Ninzowitsch's radical idea.
SmileyHi! After 1- e4;e6
            2- d4;d5
            3- e5;c5
            4 - Qg4; ..
how Black should react? Qa5 + or Nc6?
Many thanks indeed.
Sargent Bono

Started 02/10/09 at 00:29:48 by sargentbono
6 3974 Last Post 08/15/09 at 17:14:10
By: bckm
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C02: SOS Murey's Advance Variation
In SOS 11 there is an article about a special kind of advance variation that Murey played a couple of times: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.g3!? with the idea to answer the common plan Ng8-e7(h6)-...

Started 10/27/09 at 15:59:55 by PatzerNoster
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By: dom
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C02: The French Advance (2nd edition), Sam Collins
Just published: The French Advance (2nd edition), Sam Collins
2nd edition? Has anybody seen the first edition?

Started 05/05/06 at 12:06:53 by guest(Guest) (Guest)
14 10513 Last Post 07/24/06 at 06:50:30
By: skellington_jaquie
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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 8762 Last Post 04/27/10 at 15:53:19
By: dom
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C02: French Advance: lines with early ...f6
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 caugh...

Started 12/29/07 at 12:19:55 by Stigma
7 5029 Last Post 01/05/08 at 13:10:09
By: Matemax
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C02: Topalov win with Black French Adv
yesterday at dortmund round 8, nice Black's win by Topalov over Van Wely
[Event "French Adv f6"]
[Site "Dortmund GER"]
[Date "2005.07.16"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Van Wely, L."]<b...

Started 07/17/05 at 03:21:31 by ChessLover (Guest)
7 3709 Last Post 07/22/05 at 10:22:47
By: Willempie
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