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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
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?

Started 10/25/11 at 19:23:16 by Blunderer
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By: BenkoFan
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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 10948 Last Post 05/06/12 at 13:02:36
By: Caissafan
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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 5420 Last Post 05/26/08 at 09:33:59
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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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38 30034 Last Post 10/07/10 at 08:54:18
By: ghenghisclown
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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 13087 Last Post 07/02/06 at 14:17:55
By: Paddy
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C01: Boleslavsky -Nakamura way - 18...Ba3!?
off-topic: I just removed Windows Vista and installed Fedora (Linux) on 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 3366 Last Post 08/15/13 at 06:56:51
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:<b...

Started 01/26/08 at 11:33:11 by dom
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By: MNb
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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 7642 Last Post 05/29/06 at 17:41:11
By: Klick
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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 6051 Last Post 08/23/10 at 08:05:02
By: dom
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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 12916 Last Post 10/07/07 at 10:37:45
By: dom
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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 3196 Last Post 06/15/03 at 15:26:23
By: dom
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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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28 16832 Last Post 04/26/15 at 00:28:35
By: tipau
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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 3597 Last Post 10/09/06 at 08:01:37
By: Willempie
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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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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 13970 Last Post 04/24/09 at 11:07:51
By: dom
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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 5755 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 2654 Last Post 06/20/06 at 14:09:32
By: alumbrado
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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 2585 Last Post 12/27/15 at 14:13:45
By: RdC
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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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