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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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C12: MacCutcheon newbie
Hi guys,
I have always had the feeling that against 4.Bg5 Bb4 is the line which contains more fun, and finally I have started (tonight!) to give it a look.
My first source was Moskalenko. ...

Started 11/13/08 at 01:21:37 by Chess_Addict
6 3042 Last Post 11/16/08 at 00:47:56
By: Chess_Addict
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C11: Interesting line in French Classical 7...Qb6
Hello,
recently I am looking at the following line:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Qb6 8.Na4 Qa5 9.c3 cd4 10.b4 Nb4 11.cb4 Bb4 12.Bd2 Bd2 13.Nd2 0-0 14.Bd3 b5 1...

Started 06/25/08 at 10:55:16 by MilenPetrov
13 7211 Last Post 10/29/08 at 11:13:18
By: Strategy_Rules
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C11-C19: FrenchClassical by Byron Jacobs(Everyman)
Does anyone know if this book covers just the Classical French or the MacCutcheon as well?
http://www.everymanchess.com/display.php?id=60

Started 09/08/08 at 01:11:28 by Carld
3 2097 Last Post 09/11/08 at 13:08:06
By: Carld
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C11: 3...Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3
After 1. e4 e6   2. d4 d5   3. Nc3 Nf6   4. e5 Nfd7   5. f4 c5   6. Nf3
Nc6   7. Be3
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Many moves have been played. I think it is more impo...

Started 08/10/08 at 10:25:15 by Bocajaka
9 3466 Last Post 08/18/08 at 18:59:50
By: Chess_Addict
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C10: Help with 3. Nc3 Be7
Just a quick question. Any advice against 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Be7 ? Looking at some master games, it looks like 4. e5 and 4. Nf3 are the two main moves. I'm reluctant to play Nf3 since after Nf6 ...

Started 08/15/08 at 04:45:27 by swingdoc
4 2125 Last Post 08/18/08 at 09:20:33
By: MartinC
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C10: Hecht-Reefschlaeger line 8...Bb4
I just finished a tournament and tried out 3.Nc3 Nc6 for the first time (actually my first time playing the French at all).
W.Jones (2015) - T.Seymour (2053)
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Nf3 ...

Started 07/20/08 at 20:23:18 by tipau
10 4250 Last Post 08/15/08 at 09:31:02
By: dom
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C10: Nc6 instead of c5 any good against Nc3?
Is the following french any good theoretically for black and where can I find resources of how to play it properly?
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6
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Started 06/24/08 at 18:44:16 by Gerbarts
5 2961 Last Post 06/29/08 at 13:02:21
By: saubhikr
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C10-C14: Classical French: Dynamic?
Does anyone think that the Classical French, and I'm not talking about the Burn, is suffiently dynamic to be played for a win?  I think that is unmistakbly true of Black's side of the Steinitz Variati...

Started 10/30/07 at 19:42:43 by Markovich
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By: STEFANOS
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C12: Why no MacCutcheon books?
To my knowledge, there has never been a book published in the UK specifically and solely about the MacCutcheon (Tim Harding's 1979 book also covered the Advance.) Nor, as far as I know, are any planne...

Started 02/26/08 at 11:59:51 by Justinhorton
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By: kylemeister
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C11: Anyone familiar with this line?
Deep Fritz 10 played this against me:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3!?
Couldn't find much of this in the DF10 database... and while I doubt many  humans would be playing this against me, I'm...

Started 02/22/08 at 20:02:11 by Mythos
6 2352 Last Post 02/26/08 at 03:12:17
By: Mythos
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C11: An interesting "Anti-French" variation
Hello all,
I would like to discuss the important theoretical position which occurs after the moves 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.d4 c5 6.dc5 Nc6 7.Bf4 Bc5 8.Bd3 f6 9.ef6 Nf6 and now 10.0...

Started 02/15/08 at 05:26:43 by DoubledPawns
1 1599 Last Post 02/16/08 at 09:16:44
By: dom
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C12: MacCutcheon books
1. Are there any?
2. Are there any planned?
3. In the absence of 1. and 2, what are the best print sources?

Started 01/20/07 at 14:48:04 by Justinhorton
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15 9051 Last Post 12/01/07 at 15:31:43
By: Bibs
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C10: Hecht-Reefschlager Variation
There have been a few comments on this line (2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nc6!?) in the 1 ...Nc6 thread in the Daring Defences section, but I'm not sure there's a separate thread on this interesting line, so I thoug...

Started 10/30/07 at 14:45:06 by Michael Ayton
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22 9413 Last Post 11/19/07 at 14:01:30
By: Michael Ayton
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C11: Steinitz idea in NIC Yearbook
I saw in the latest NIC Yearbook a good article on 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be6 Be7!?.  One observation was that 8.Qd2 0-0 9.0-0-0 gives Black a ready-made king attack i...

Started 11/05/07 at 16:03:37 by Markovich
4 2180 Last Post 11/09/07 at 20:18:07
By: MNb
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C11: Steinitz with 6.f5?!/?
I was not going to bother the forum with this line, but I've seen it in blitz games against masters lately so there may be some information that makes this seemingly horrible move playable. The variat...

Started 09/01/07 at 19:51:29 by Smyslov_Fan
1 1321 Last Post 10/28/07 at 14:37:24
By: winawer77
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C11: Classical French 4.e5, 7...cxd4
Could anyone point me in the direction of some analysis on the position arising after
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?
Rece...

Started 09/30/07 at 11:24:50 by luskifuski
3 1525 Last Post 10/02/07 at 02:11:46
By: whiteatak shredder
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C11: a modern line
Hi !
A modern and very interesting line in the french is : 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 and now 7...Be7!? . I think about including this in my repertoire for black. The ideas of th...

Started 08/20/07 at 12:03:42 by Strategy_Rules
10 3243 Last Post 08/25/07 at 09:00:43
By: dom
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C13: help on line in classical
1 e4 e6 2. d5 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Ng8 I had this played on me in a tournament today. I played Be3 and was outplayed by a much higher rated player.
I gather the gambit 5. h4 does not work...

Started 08/12/07 at 13:48:14 by flaviddude
3 1755 Last Post 08/16/07 at 10:37:08
By: flaviddude
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C11: black's best line of play
Hi,
I'm interested in a French line that comes about from a transposition from an Alekhine defence:
1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e5 Nfd7 4. d4 e6. The French move order is something like 1. e4 e6 ...

Started 04/04/07 at 20:25:30 by kevinludwig
1 1560 Last Post 04/08/07 at 09:32:00
By: dom
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C11: 9.dxc5 in the Classical.
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. dxc5
What's the best defense against this?

Started 03/17/07 at 13:21:18 by JudgeDeath
5 2027 Last Post 04/01/07 at 19:46:03
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