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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 22157 Last Post 05/07/07 at 18:57:28
By: condor
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C02: Creative efforts in the Advance French
I played in two tournaments lately and these where my worst ones in the last 5 years! This must has to do with the painfull brake-up with my girlfriend but this is a discussion for another thread! (ab...

Started 06/08/09 at 20:11:24 by Ametanoitos
1 1951 Last Post 06/09/09 at 02:03:08
By: BPaulsen
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C02: Trying to save the advance french!
Is really the advanced french dead? Only Shirov seems to trust it beyong the top GMs.
I have a very interesting question based on a game i won recently with black against a very strong opponent...

Started 02/21/05 at 16:28:32 by Ametanoitos
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16 7184 Last Post 04/29/05 at 20:22:02
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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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 1286 Last Post 01/10/05 at 18:19:18
By: MNb
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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 2146 Last Post 06/17/06 at 18:45:30
By: avoss
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C02: Odd line of the advance
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 4171 Last Post 11/14/05 at 00:15:22
By: castlerock
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C02: Sveshnikov - Advance French texts I and II
Hi all,
Has anyone seen these two texts yet? No chess here, hence no chess books so have to rely on reviews.
Understand was published in German originally. Correct? This just a  translation ...

Started 07/29/07 at 02:31:32 by Bibs
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39 28344 Last Post 09/28/09 at 09:53:55
By: Alias
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C02: French Gambit Line
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Be2 cxd4 7.cxd4 Nh6 8.Bxh6 This is supposed to be a bad move but the gambit idea I have been playing since the 1980's has had a number of victims 8...Qx...

Started 09/17/03 at 07:08:22 by BigBen
3 2771 Last Post 01/03/04 at 15:57:15
By: Voprak
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C02: Advance variation with the d4 pawn gambitted
What is the present evaluation of :
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bd3 cxd4 6.O-O ?
In his book (French advance var.), Tony Kosten said something like : "i've had quite a lot of success...

Started 09/11/08 at 13:46:05 by Bubu13
2 2337 Last Post 10/05/08 at 13:40:22
By: dom
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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 4351 Last Post 07/22/07 at 19:15:08
By: belaji
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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 4383 Last Post 06/21/08 at 12:25:41
By: dom
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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 3148 Last Post 07/22/05 at 10:22:47
By: Willempie
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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 1494 Last Post 07/19/05 at 07:35:40
By: HgMan
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C02: French advance books
I am looking for a good french advanced book. I checked the internet and saw that there are plenty of books to it.
I am an ambitious young player, rated 21++.  I am member of the french s...

Started 02/20/06 at 09:16:36 by chessy
5 2674 Last Post 02/23/06 at 18:07:54
By: Gueler
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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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28 31436 Last Post 11/29/13 at 06:35:54
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C02: Another Advance Question
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Qb6 5.Nc3
I've been having problems with this line as black.
On 6.Na4 I've been playing Qa5+. Is this correct?
Then they either play c3 or j...

Started 03/23/04 at 00:42:58 by Crusader_Bishop
2 1750 Last Post 03/23/04 at 06:33:07
By: Losetowin
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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 2455 Last Post 09/17/05 at 03:38:07
By: dom
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C02: Advance  4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Be2 Nh6
I'm trying to get additional information on this line.  Ziegler recommends it on the Chessbase DVD but I can't get find any additional information on various lines which follow including 7. Bxh6 gh.  ...

Started 03/09/09 at 20:19:00 by d107111
2 1764 Last Post 03/09/09 at 21:55:38
By: d107111
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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 6377 Last Post 06/24/06 at 03:34:11
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C02: Advance with 6.a3 f6!?
About January 2010 update
f6 is a Sveshnikov's idea but in the sequence 6...Bd7 7.b4 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6!?
and was also dealed in chesspub update June 2006:
5.a3 (instead of 5.Nf3) f6!? Jug...

Started 01/23/10 at 16:58:20 by dom
0 1356 Last Post 01/23/10 at 16:58:19
By: dom
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