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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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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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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
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By: RdC
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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
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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: 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: 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
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By: Klick
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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
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By: dom
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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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By: dom
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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: 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: 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
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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: 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 2920 Last Post 06/15/03 at 15:26:23
By: dom
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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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By: BenkoFan
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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
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By: ANDREW BRETT
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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 13316 Last Post 09/10/09 at 19:36:36
By: urusov
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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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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: 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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