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C14: Cb5 in classical variation...
i have see many theory/books/video did not mention about the move Nb5...how should i face it?
1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. Bg5 Be7
5. e5 Nfd7
6. Bxe7 Qxe7
7. f4 0...

Started 03/14/07 at 17:42:33 by torreattack
9 4861 Last Post 03/19/07 at 19:31:57
By: JEH
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C11: Classical with Nce2
Recent game in classical f4, analysed by Susan Polgar:
Veselin Topalov (2783) - Alexander Morozevich (2741)
Linares/Morelia (7) 25.02.2007 [C11]
http://www.chesscafe.com/polgar/polgar.htm
read it quick...

Started 03/14/07 at 12:01:57 by dom
1 1231 Last Post 03/14/07 at 13:10:16
By: Alias
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C12: MacCutcheon, critical lines
Can anyone give me just a brief indication of current MacCutcheon theory, especially in the 6 Bd2 line? Is 4 ...Bb4 currently under something of a cloud, or not? Thanks in advance!

Started 02/20/07 at 00:55:34 by Michael Ayton
7 3617 Last Post 02/22/07 at 08:46:32
By: lnn2
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C11: Moro's 9 ... g5!? in the 9 a3 French Steinitz
What do strong French players here think about the Moro novelty 9 ... g5!? that he played against Anand at Amber this year? The lines goes 7 Be3 a6 8 Qd2 b5 9 a3 and then Moro's 9 ... g5!?.  It looks ...

Started 06/16/05 at 17:21:41 by J Hall (Guest)
12 4739 Last Post 02/16/07 at 23:31:13
By: dom
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C11: Two Knights v French Defence
Hi All!
Don't have Watson's 'Play The French book' handy with me at the moment, so I can't check but anyway I can't seem to find any coverage here on the Two Knights setup against the French - no...

Started 01/08/07 at 09:25:49 by Kf7
7 7981 Last Post 02/03/07 at 19:33:36
By: TopNotch
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C10: Funny Game: Kosintseva - Berg 0-1 Corus 2007
Did you see this game today at Wijk aan Zee?
N. Kosintseva - Berg 0-1
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 h6 4.Bd3 c5 5.dxc5 d4 6.Nce2 Nc6 7.Nf3 Bxc5 8.0-0 Nge7 9.a3 e5 10.Ng3 h5 11.b4 Bd6 12.Nh4 Ng8 13.N...

Started 01/21/07 at 18:18:01 by whiteatak shredder
8 7911 Last Post 01/24/07 at 10:25:11
By: TalJechin
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C11: Nc3-b1 retreat by Deep Fritz
Deep Fritz 10--Kramnik, 2006, game 6 contained these moves:  18...Nf6-g8 19 Nc3-b1.  That reminds me of the Classical/Winawer Retreat Var in the French mentioned by Neil McDonald in June 2006.  I am n...

Started 12/06/06 at 01:21:06 by pacificknight
1 1207 Last Post 12/06/06 at 14:17:20
By: Voprak
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C13: What to play vs Alekhine-Chatard?
Would any of you French Classical gurus care to give your opinion, what should one play against the Alekhine-Chatard (1) for a win; (2) for a draw (if different)?

Started 09/20/06 at 17:13:58 by Markovich
12 4732 Last Post 11/28/06 at 01:35:02
By: MNb
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C12: What is goin on?
I Saw this line: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.ed 0-0.     What do you have to say about it?

Started 11/01/06 at 04:36:56 by French2006
2 1462 Last Post 11/02/06 at 03:42:02
By: French2006
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C11: Who has an idea ?
I recently had problems with the following variation (with black):
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.g3!? [10...a6 11.Bg2]. White intends to...

Started 09/19/06 at 22:45:16 by Strategy_Rules
4 2086 Last Post 10/27/06 at 23:13:40
By: Strategy_Rules
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C11: Books on the Steinitz
Which are the best books on the Steinitz variation?
I want to play the variation from the white side. My playing strength is about 1950.
Perhaps there are older books which are explaining th...

Started 06/29/06 at 19:53:24 by 986
9 3737 Last Post 08/22/06 at 11:23:56
By: 986
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C12: Mc Cutcheon
Hi !
Does anybody know good theory for white against the Mc Cutcheon after 8.Qg4 Kf8 in the mainline ?

Started 08/05/06 at 23:16:57 by Strategy_Rules
5 2704 Last Post 08/14/06 at 08:33:33
By: Strategy_Rules
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C10: Is 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6 playable?
Hi guys,
since a few weeks I am experimentating with this variation:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nc6 , the Guimard variation. I know it is rather popular after 3.Nd2 to play 3... Nc6, is this also playable a...

Started 04/18/05 at 13:02:22 by culdesac
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45 18880 Last Post 07/13/06 at 12:49:02
By: BadPritt
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C10: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 b6?!
What white should response? I play couple blitz games, and without good results for white Sad

Started 06/11/06 at 19:20:12 by Ender
2 2212 Last Post 06/12/06 at 07:55:13
By: Ender
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C11: Classical Boleslavsky with 11.b4!
I mention this recent game because 11.b4!? is often forgotten in chess books (maybe because White has no more than a draw):
[Event "4th Young Stars of the World"]
[Site "Kirishi RUS"]
[...

Started 05/22/06 at 09:13:06 by dom
1 1360 Last Post 05/23/06 at 03:59:37
By: MNb
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C14: Alapin's Nb5 in the French Classical
In the french classical after: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.Nb5 (Alapin's move) the critical continuation as given by several authors is: ...Nb6 8.c3 a6 9.Na3. Now Jacob...

Started 04/29/06 at 17:04:39 by good knight(Guest) (Guest)
0 1103 Last Post 04/29/06 at 17:04:38
By: good knight(Guest) (Guest)
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C11: Steinitz
1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 Nf6
4.e5 Nfd7
5.f4 c5
6.Nf3 Nc6
7.Be3 a6
8.Qd2 cxd4
9.Nxd4 Bc5
10.0-0-0 Nxd4
11.Bxd4 Bxd4
12.Qxd4 Qb6
Most ...

Started 03/09/06 at 21:21:03 by 986
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18 7023 Last Post 04/09/06 at 17:15:28
By: good knight(Guest) (Guest)
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C14: Classical main line analysis
I’m new to putting analysis on here, and indeed the French defence which I am thinking about taking up, so I thought I’d start with a game I played against Fritz 8 in the classical French main line ac...

Started 03/05/06 at 21:11:24 by richardpitts
0 1112 Last Post 03/05/06 at 21:11:23
By: richardpitts
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C11: CLASSICAL FRENCH DILEMNA
Hello all
I need some help. I recently played the following moves as black in a tournament and lost. Please tell me what my plans should have been abd where I went wrong.
1. e4             e...

Started 10/31/03 at 13:36:34 by ianramrattan
8 3206 Last Post 03/04/06 at 05:12:10
By: good knight(Guest) (Guest)
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C10: Anand lost TWO French's at Corsica!
Hard to believe. The second game is a blitz tiebreak, I think, while the first game is rapid.
[Event "Corsica Masters Bastia Final"]
[Site "Corse"]
[Date "2005.11.05"]
[EventDate "...

Started 11/07/05 at 16:41:09 by notyetagm
6 2546 Last Post 11/13/05 at 21:13:25
By: Smyslov_Fan
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