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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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C13: Alekhine-Chatard Attack
I'm writing this from the white point of view so my apologies to any French players hoping this would be a refutation!
I've recently started playing this as white. So far I've been playing the Nh...

Started 03/20/04 at 13:53:09 by CraigEvans
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By: TalJechin
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C12: 6. Be3 MacCutcheon
6. Be3 against the Mac is becoming popular, as can be seen by two recent NIC yearbook surveys. I don't have both yearbooks myself, but I remember this game being extremely convincing for White:

Started 12/30/04 at 09:15:23 by lnn2
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C11: Classical variation 4..Ne4
I have just read Chapter 9 of the book "Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4" Khaliman Chess Stars Ed. book 6  (books 6 and 7 contains some French) and noticed some playable moves for Black, not ...

Started 06/11/06 at 14:59:53 by dom
9 9765 Last Post 08/11/13 at 00:37:15
By: Lanark
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C11: Early Be7 Steinitz
I'm preparing for my next opponent(an FM), he is playing an early a6 against Qd2.
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 a6
I'm a subscriber to the fr...

Started 03/26/13 at 13:20:41 by 986
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By: 986
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C11: Interesting var in Nc3 Nf6 french
Hi guys!
Since i don't like positions after
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 I started to look for alternatives for white and i found
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd...

Started 02/18/13 at 01:01:13 by Ender
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By: 986
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C12: Mainline McCutcheon
I was studying the mainline McCutcheon and was surprised that 15...gxh5 seems playable.  I don't think it offers Black as much 15...g5, but I thought I'd "throw it out there" in case there were any th...

Started 01/20/13 at 02:54:47 by WSS
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By: Uberdecker
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C11: Steinitz with 4...Ng8
MartinC wrote on 01/20/13 at 10:22:59:
Goodness knows. This stuff always leaves me very confused! It doesn't look as logical as g5 of course but then again you are wiping out whites passed pawn.
Obviously many more options than jus...

Started 01/21/13 at 05:06:50 by sloughter
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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C11: French Classical
In the French Classical line (looking at it from Black's perspective):

Started 11/09/12 at 19:41:14 by WSS
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C12: Free MacCutcheon ebook
I saw this free ebook at Amazon today. I don't know how long it'll be free.
The French MacCutcheon (Chess is Fun)
The au

Started 08/18/12 at 21:09:45 by Carld
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By: Carld
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C11: French in Russian Super Final
Some French games in "Russian Super Final" ...
Got here:
Click "Men" to download PGN game file
Classical Boleslavsky
[Event "62nd ch-RUS"]

Started 01/03/10 at 11:48:24 by dom
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By: dom
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C13: Alekhine-Chatard Attack Question
I'm interested to hear your thoughts on the following line: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4!? h6 (this move is generally thought to be dubious but I think it may good and I'm not su...

Started 12/04/11 at 09:02:10 by Anonymous3
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By: Paddy
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C14 question
I want to ask what is for your opinion the best defense at this variation for black?I knew the plan that I played from the Nh3-Nf4 and Q at g4 variation (the plan with g6,h5,Nc6 etc with 0-0-0).

Started 01/31/12 at 12:10:08 by dimis (Ex Member)
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By: dom
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C13: Chatard-Alekhine Attack revisited
There's an older thread about the White side of the Chatard-Alekhine attack (1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7 5 e5 Nfd7 6 h4), but I was hoping to open a discussion of this variation from the Black...

Started 01/29/05 at 17:05:55 by HgMan
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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C12: MacCutcheon
I'm still trying to put together my French repertoire, and I think I'm leaning towards 3 ... Nf6 in response to 3 Nc3.  I like the positions that arise out of the Steinitz (after 4 e5), which I think ...

Started 12/16/04 at 19:26:01 by HgMan
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By: ghenghisclown
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C10-C14: 3.Nc3 Nf6 Question.......
What's a good system to play with white in the variation 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6??
a) 4.e5
b) 4.Bg5
About 4.Bg5 how good is for black 4...dxe4??

Started 08/11/11 at 21:28:35 by XChess1971
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C13: Alekhine-Chatard Attack
I am having trouble figuring out how to meet the Alekhine-Chatard Attack (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6 h4!?) and equalize. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Started 07/31/11 at 07:48:55 by Anonymous3
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By: dom
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C11-C14: How do I learn Steinitz French for White?
This is my first post here, so go easy on me please! I'm a 2050 FIDE rated player looking to play 3.Nc3 against the French. I'm not too bothered about the Winawer - I'll play Jonny Hector's 4...

Started 01/07/11 at 21:15:21 by befuddled
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By: TN
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C11: More news in the Haldane Hack
It was recently played in a Stoneleigh Cup match (it's a Surrey League competition) by its founder, Robin Haldane of Streatham and Brixton, against WGM/IM Sue Lalic, of Wallington. After 1.e4 e6 2....

Started 03/09/06 at 18:44:00 by Justinhorton(Guest) (Guest)
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By: JonathanB
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C11-C14: French Repertoire Books with ...Nf6?!
Im about to take up the french as a defense to 1.e4, and because there is such a big mass of french books out there im looking for some guidance.
I would like to build an repertoire o...

Started 11/17/10 at 16:25:01 by jarr
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C11: the non Winawer lines in Play the French 3
First, I know there was a recent post that touched on this, but I hope nobody minds me putting both lines together here.
I recently decided to give the French another go, having given up ...

Started 09/05/10 at 15:21:54 by Glen_Rotten
7 4669 Last Post 09/18/10 at 09:10:23
By: dom
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