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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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C01,C12,C15:Mac-Exchange. best exchange variation?
Hi chaps
I have been experimenting with the McCutcheon. I ran into a little area which wasnt covered in Moskalenko's book and which to me seems like a very annoying line.
Usually I am happy ...

Started 05/23/09 at 16:00:27 by Willempie
3 2923 Last Post 05/03/10 at 23:24:22
By: Paddy
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C14: French Classical 7.Nb5 (Alapin)
Hi, I searched through the threads here but could only find brief mentions of the line, 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Be7 Qe7 7.Nb5!?
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Started 04/04/10 at 22:32:41 by Smyslov_Fan
3 2058 Last Post 04/08/10 at 01:29:50
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C13: the alekhine-chatard
what is considered the most solid response to this gambit?

Started 02/14/10 at 13:13:55 by endali
3 2303 Last Post 02/14/10 at 20:43:59
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C11: French at the Gibraltar Tournament
[size=14]Since we had a thread on Frenchies played at Wijk aan Zee, we should have one discussing those played at Gibraltar, although at the moment only Zhukova seems to playing it well. The French...

Started 02/02/10 at 17:32:31 by ghenghisclown
3 1982 Last Post 02/05/10 at 01:22:54
By: ghenghisclown
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C11: Steinitz 7...Be7 Svidler-Yifan – better move?
I think I may have found an improvement in the game Svidler-Yifan which was analyzed in the October 2009 Chesspub update. 
(1) Svidler,Peter (2739) - Hou,Yifan (2584) [C11]
NH Chess Tournam...

Started 01/18/10 at 04:36:33 by whiteatak shredder
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By: whiteatak shredder
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C11: Classical 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3
Nc6 7.Be3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bc5 9.Qd2 0–0 10.0–0–0 a6
[b]How it is better to play?
11.h4
11.Ce2
11.Qf2
...
There are experts on this v...

Started 10/10/09 at 05:14:22 by sanek9385
10 5124 Last Post 01/05/10 at 02:11:30
By: MNb
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C10: Kevin's Nov'09 update: Hecht Reefschlager
Thanks again to Kevin for one more interesting Hecht Reefschlager update. However, one of his comments made me curious....
"After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 Bb4, White normally ...

Started 11/23/09 at 21:46:45 by saubhikr
6 3562 Last Post 11/28/09 at 17:22:06
By: linksspringer
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C10: variation I had trouble with
I ran into trouble a couple of knights ago when my opponent played
1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3.Nc3 Be7 what should I play against this sneaky line.

Started 10/27/09 at 11:38:08 by flaviddude
6 2818 Last Post 10/28/09 at 11:33:12
By: linksspringer
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C12: MacCutcheon Burns  9. h4, 10. h5, 12. Ne2!?
Hi all, this is my first post on the forum, and it is about a line that I have been fascinated with now for years.
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3 Ne4 8. Qg4...

Started 10/20/09 at 00:54:18 by FrankieJay
3 2292 Last Post 10/20/09 at 14:41:30
By: FrankieJay
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C10: 3 Nc3 Be7
At the Staunton Memorial event this month, Nigel Davies won as Black vs Lawrence Trent using the rare Kellner variation of the French, 3 Nc3 Be7.
This was developed by the strong Australian post...

Started 08/15/09 at 16:09:56 by Paddy
1 2073 Last Post 08/15/09 at 16:35:45
By: Matemax
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C11: Steinitz with 7 ... Qb6
Some time ago, I spent some effort working on this line.  Current books don't do it justice, especially the piece sacrifice, which I think has considerable merit.  I've since moved away from these lin...

Started 03/17/06 at 14:25:35 by HgMan
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27 19011 Last Post 07/29/09 at 10:21:37
By: dom
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C11:Steinitz: 7... a6, 7....Be7, 7...dxc, 7....Qb6
Hello,
I'm going to add the french Stenitzl to my openings. Which 7. move would you recommend and why?
thank you!
Rainer

Started 07/09/09 at 08:56:26 by BlunderKing
6 2861 Last Post 07/10/09 at 06:57:01
By: mcmug123
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C12: MacCutcheon books
Are there any?

Started 11/14/06 at 16:12:06 by Justinhorton
6 6130 Last Post 05/30/09 at 12:28:35
By: Paddy
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C13: 6. h4!?  is it dangerous to take the bishop?
Hi Chesspub,
im new here and already start with a problem i got in my last game.
I'm playing the French Defense since 3 Weeks now and meet the first time in the classical variation 6. h4   -...

Started 04/08/09 at 15:45:13 by Padschah
2 1830 Last Post 04/10/09 at 06:50:28
By: Padschah
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C11: A new aggresive way to counter the Steinitz!
The last Sunday i played a crucial game in the first board of my team against a strong local player. I needed to win so my team to have any hopes of winning the match. So, i was preparing to play the ...

Started 03/12/09 at 14:19:30 by Ametanoitos
4 2780 Last Post 03/16/09 at 00:27:10
By: Paddy
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C10: Hecht-Reefschlaeger
I have been playing Hecht-Reefschlaeger with good results for some time mainly based on Watson and Rybka.
Is there any other source I can refer to ? Any help will make a big difference.

Started 01/25/09 at 17:43:44 by saubhikr
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13 6368 Last Post 03/14/09 at 08:05:59
By: flaviddude
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C11: Does 5. g6 stop the Haldene hack?
After 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Qh5 g6, what resources would white have to continue the attack?

Started 03/23/04 at 17:41:43 by Teyko
5 2707 Last Post 02/04/09 at 21:29:55
By: JonathanB
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C13: Castling kingside refuted? inAlekhine-Chatard
Hello,
I think that castling kingside is not easy to play.
But In the game Perez Candelario - Sola Plaza (last review) Black have some improves.
One is play 9...Nc6 and after 10. f4 pla...

Started 09/16/08 at 07:36:25 by Sloyo
5 2612 Last Post 01/18/09 at 16:34:02
By: bigbelly
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C12: Classical McCutcheon 6.Bd2
I'm trying to find a line which gives the advantage against the McCutcheon. Can u help me?
1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Bb4 5 e5 h6 6 Bd2 Bxc3 7 bxc3 Ne4 8 Qg4 g6 ( 8...Kf8 is interesting, it ...

Started 04/19/08 at 21:42:52 by nicholaswin
13 6338 Last Post 01/05/09 at 20:20:17
By: Paul Cumbers
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C10: Hecht-Reefschlaeger line 4.e5
After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.e5 Wisnewski doesn't like 4..f6 due to 5.Bb5 saying Black's best is 5..Bd7 and isn't satisfied with Black. Here is a crazy idea I have come up with: 5..Qd7!? instead....

Started 09/20/08 at 15:49:22 by belaji
6 3335 Last Post 12/31/08 at 03:04:02
By: saubhikr
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