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Portugese idea in Exchange French
Something I faced in a recent league game.
The sequence 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bg4 or possibly 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. d4 exd5 5. Nc3 Bg4
It's only been pla...

Started 04/03/19 at 23:44:42 by RdC
2 1140 Last Post 04/04/19 at 08:56:07
By: RdC
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castles long
I will be playing someone rated 500 points higher. He knows I play the French and he said that "to give me a chance" he will play the exchange and castle long.
I am looking for suggestions Smiley...

Started 01/12/18 at 07:26:47 by petertohen
1 1512 Last Post 01/12/18 at 09:06:47
By: RdC
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Bayonet attack
What's your ideas about following variation (I use move order of the game Shirov-Gurevich, Prague 2002):
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.oo Bg4 7.h3 (if you go to next tabla pos...

Started 01/12/18 at 07:26:16 by petertohen
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By: petertohen
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C01: Exchange question?
Hi, I usually try to castle 000 in the Exchange variation. The thing is now and then I get into a little trouble. It when white has pawns on a5 and b5, pushes to b6, and if I take, sacks the pawn by p...

Started 02/17/12 at 06:14:38 by Mtal
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By: kylemeister
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C01: French Exchange
Dumb question - but could someone please explain the reason why in the french exchange Black is given the advice that if White plays Nf3, he should play Ne7, and if Ne2 then Nf6?
Thanks

Started 10/25/11 at 19:23:16 by Blunderer
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20 15078 Last Post 02/09/16 at 09:21:07
By: BenkoFan
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Beginner question: Kings Knight and Bishop
I'm a low rated player who started to play the French. I have some questions on the initial moves in the Exchange.
If I compare with other openings, often the kings knight moves first and then th...

Started 12/27/15 at 08:18:33 by msiipola
1 2098 Last Post 12/27/15 at 14:13:45
By: RdC
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C01: French Exchange Var, Classical with Qe7+
In the Winawer you have a line which goes like 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.exd5 exd5 5.Qf3 (Larsen) and now Qe7+!. This seems to be good for black, disrupting white's development. Both Dvoretsky in 19...

Started 03/12/14 at 01:29:42 by Raspje
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By: dom
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C01: Boleslavsky -Nakamura way - 18...Ba3!?
off-topic: I just removed Windows Vista and installed Fedora (Linux) on my laptop...my chess programs and data are unavailable to me for some time...then, don't be angry for no quick reply at your nex...

Started 05/27/13 at 07:47:03 by dom
1 2933 Last Post 08/15/13 at 06:56:51
By: dom
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C01: French Exchange - famous/important games
I was browsing the forum yesterday trying to find a thread that I remember from a while back.  I'm thinking of one where somebody published a list of all the games that s/he felt were important and/or...

Started 02/16/13 at 18:16:11 by JonathanB
9 7922 Last Post 05/26/13 at 15:51:28
By: ANDREW BRETT
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C01: French on side roads with 3.Bd3...
Hi John, hello guys,
preparing a serious CC tournament and facing an 2450 ELO rated player as White I wonder if I could attempt the line e4 e6 d4 d5 Bd3 in a serious way.
Yes, my goal is to...

Started 05/04/12 at 22:16:40 by Caissafan
12 8831 Last Post 05/06/12 at 13:02:36
By: Caissafan
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C01,C11: Delayed Exchange French
So I'm playing the French using recommendations in McDonald's "How To Play Against 1 e4" and the 2nd edition of Watson's "Play the French". Rather than the Winawer recommended by Watson, I'm going wit...

Started 08/21/10 at 23:55:27 by Fromper
5 5015 Last Post 08/23/10 at 08:05:02
By: dom
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C01: Kevin: Can you cover exchange variation?
Kevin,
More often than not, I hear someone doesn't like to play French due to exchange variation and higher draw rates. This line is also not covered a whole lot here. Can you please dedicate a m...

Started 10/25/09 at 15:49:47 by saubhikr
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By: saubhikr
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C01: French Exchange 4.c4
I can not find an existing thread on this line, so I'm starting a new one.
Michael Goeller (who I've also seen around on these forums) has recently posted a lot of analysis on the 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5...

Started 09/01/09 at 09:29:04 by Scarblac
14 12658 Last Post 09/10/09 at 19:36:36
By: urusov
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C01: French Exchange when White castles long
I will be playing someone rated 500 points higher. He knows I play the French and he said that "to give me a chance" he will play the exchange and castle long.
I am looking for suggestions Smiley as ...

Started 05/15/08 at 13:30:17 by casper
5 4475 Last Post 05/26/08 at 09:33:59
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C01:Making Exchange French more interesting part 1
The EF has a dull reputation. But black can make things more interesting. Take for instance this pawn sacrifice:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bg4!? 5.h3 Bh5 6.Qe2+ (Kasparov) and now 6...Be7...

Started 11/30/07 at 16:23:39 by Raspje
14 9398 Last Post 03/31/08 at 22:38:57
By: JonathanB
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C01: Winawer-Exchange Corus B  2008 - Smeets-Short
One line of the Winawer-Exchange occurred in recent game Smeets-Short,Corus B Wijk aan Zee 25/01/2008. Reference is Chessbase Express review here: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4411<b...

Started 01/26/08 at 11:33:11 by dom
1 2586 Last Post 01/27/08 at 20:39:05
By: MNb
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C01: Help with Exchange Line from Watson's Book
Hello All:
I must be an opening moron. I just seem to run into difficulties so easily.
In my last game I follow a recommendation of John Watson (3rd Ed., page 77)
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5...

Started 10/05/07 at 02:58:07 by Gerry1970
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18 10675 Last Post 10/07/07 at 10:37:45
By: dom
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C01: Status of Exchange 4.c4 Variation
I am revisiting my handling, as White, of the French exchange. I will admit that I sometimes aim for a draw by choosing this line, but the game does not always end up being drawish at all, which is fi...

Started 10/05/06 at 07:15:47 by jepoma
4 3036 Last Post 10/09/06 at 08:01:37
By: Willempie
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C01: French Exchange with 4. c4
So far I have come across the following sequence twice (I play as black):
1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3. exd5 exd5
4. c4
In the first game I replied 4. ...dxc4 and lost after my king go...

Started 06/25/06 at 09:05:06 by Dinomike100
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17 10992 Last Post 07/02/06 at 14:17:55
By: Paddy
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C01: Sven with White against the French?
Watching England v. Trinidad & Tobago this morning (my timezone), for some reason my mind wandered away from the game.  Sven-Joran showed an impeccable poker-face, and chose interesting patterns of pl...

Started 06/16/06 at 07:58:00 by MrET
3 2112 Last Post 06/20/06 at 14:09:32
By: alumbrado
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