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Dealing with 4.exd5 and 3.exd5
Are there any good sources that deal with the Exchange Winawer and the Exchange variation?
I'm not looking for mainly variations (which I find especially easy to forget in this kind of piece play...

Started 02/05/14 at 17:04:09 by TalJechin
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By: Bibs
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C01: French Exchange from the Black side
I suppose if I am going to learn all the ins and outs of the French, a few pointers would be nice. 
I just won what I think was a nice game from the Black side of the French Exchange.  My idea w...

Started 06/17/11 at 23:29:56 by BirdBrain
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By: kylemeister
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C01: Book covering the French exchange
I own two books on the French:
  * The Flexible French by Moskalenko
  * Chess Explained: The French by Eingorn & Bogdanov
Unfortunately, neither book discusses the Exchange and these...

Started 04/23/09 at 07:09:51 by likesforests
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16 12202 Last Post 04/24/09 at 11:07:51
By: dom
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C01: French Exchange for White
I'm looking for some approaches to twist Black's tail in the French Exchange. Now most of the literature seems to be written from a Black perspective, and has the flavour of 'well, if some snivelling ...

Started 02/18/09 at 15:46:05 by Dink Heckler
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By: ghenghisclown
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Transpositions leading to the French Exchange?
Are there any openings that transpose to the French Exchange that I should be aware of in case I get into that situation?

Started 04/08/15 at 23:08:59 by HagenWatch1
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By: tipau
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C01: Exchange: GnuChess keeps dropping a pawn
Below is the PGN score.  I've been down this path more than once now.  I realize GnuChess is out of book as of move 5.  And that this is at the 10 minute level.  Still I think it demonstrates some new...

Started 05/08/03 at 22:13:54 by gjempty
3 2881 Last Post 06/15/03 at 15:26:23
By: dom
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C01: Exchange Variation
After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 dxc4 will white's isolated d-pawn turn into a weakness or an attacking force?

Started 02/25/04 at 18:11:12 by smenks13
10 4645 Last Post 09/19/04 at 09:26:27
By: dom
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C01,C15: Exchange Winawer
I have quite a soft spot for the line in the Winawer
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. ed ed 5. Bd3
Don't moan because it is a boring exchange variation - it's not that straightforward. After ...

Started 07/23/03 at 06:28:23 by not a gm yet (Guest)
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By: dom
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C01: Exchange with 4.c4
The following moves come from a corespodence game I am having with a friend.We both were not too familiar with this line at the time we started playing the game. In this game I play as black. I've pla...

Started 09/23/04 at 11:34:30 by Tzanidakis_Michael
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By: Losetowin
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C01: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. c4(!?)
It has been suggested (by a fellow member) that I should create a separate thread on this and see what opinions it throws up.
I'm sure quite a few White players have thrown this at you at some p...

Started 11/20/05 at 05:51:00 by oddjob290
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By: johnnyC(Guest) (Guest)
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C01: Exchange variation
The E.V is the most popular variation in Intrnet. It is a boring linem for me.
After 4. Nf3 I played 3.., Ag4  3.., Ad6 and 3.. Cc6 ( following a suggestion of Psakys)  but I always struggle to i...

Started 08/23/05 at 13:16:38 by Templare
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By: castlerock
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C01: Bayonet attack in the Exchange
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 10/24/05 at 07:31:46 by dom
13 6621 Last Post 05/29/06 at 17:41:11
By: Klick
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Poll: C01:1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 what best
Its the boring choice from White...proceed

Started 05/29/06 at 15:12:51 by Martino
13 4900 Last Post 06/02/06 at 14:04:08
By: Glenn Snow
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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 2261 Last Post 06/20/06 at 14:09:32
By: alumbrado
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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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By: Paddy
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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
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By: Willempie
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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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By: dom
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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
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By: MNb
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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 9847 Last Post 03/31/08 at 22:38:57
By: JonathanB
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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
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