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C11: 4 ... Ne4 line in the French?
Does anyone know about the line in the French that goes 1.e4 e6  2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 (or 3. Nd2) Nf6  4.e5 Ne4!?
lt sounds interesting!

Started 01/18/03 at 03:54:17 by Kiwi
9 5273 Last Post 10/14/03 at 06:34:56
By: Reykjavik
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C12: Mac-cutcheon
Hello,
I play the mac-cutcheon with black, but it seems there are clouds gathering above the line I play.
The problem is the following.
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2...

Started 02/15/03 at 06:48:58 by Quark
9 4497 Last Post 10/21/03 at 05:30:45
By: ChessMunsta (Guest)
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C10: Winawer - 3...h6!?
Neil McDonald has put some updates ago, one subject about the "no-name" variation ( Bricard's variation ?) One 2300-player told me some weeks ago, the variation has been revisited by MI/GM player (Ein...

Started 04/24/04 at 03:43:58 by dom
6 3730 Last Post 04/26/04 at 09:08:45
By: Wonderer - Ex Member
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C11: Classical - Stenitz variation
I am new to French and I would like to know more about the classical - stenitz variation.
What should I do when White plays
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3...

Started 10/02/04 at 08:30:52 by Blitzonly
7 3564 Last Post 12/07/04 at 21:59:59
By: HgMan
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C11: Classical (Boleslavsky) variation..11.b4!?
In Classical variation:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Cc3 Cf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 (Boleslavsky) a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Bxc5 Nxc5
the move 11.Qf2 is usually played (I refer it as "Nunn'...

Started 07/23/04 at 05:55:43 by dom
7 3126 Last Post 12/27/04 at 08:56:35
By: Losetowin
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C12: Another 6 Be3 MacCutcheon try
While looking at the line in the other MacCutcheon thread, I came across discussion of the line below and would welcome opinions:
1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Bb4 5 e5 h6 6 Be3 Ne4 7 Qg4 Kf8 8...

Started 01/06/05 at 01:24:12 by HgMan
0 1167 Last Post 01/06/05 at 01:24:11
By: HgMan
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C13: 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 e5 Nfd7 Be3!?
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Be3!?
Is 6.Be3 a good move?  It's only rarely played? Why?
Tom

Started 01/17/05 at 16:05:44 by GuestTom (Guest)
4 2195 Last Post 01/18/05 at 02:13:39
By: Mike Thomas
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C11: Classical French with 4.Bd3!?
Hello,
I'm preparing for a match with a strong opponent who plays french and i'm looking at the variation:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bd3!? which seems to me the only way to avoid a closed ...

Started 01/21/05 at 09:51:04 by Ametanoitos
2 1640 Last Post 01/29/05 at 16:46:26
By: HgMan
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C11: Steinitz Question
1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 e5 Nfd7 5 f4 c5 6 Nf3 Nc6 7 Ne2!?
This came up in one of my OTB games where I had white.  I was not familiar with the theory and hardly had expected to play a French t...

Started 03/20/04 at 15:12:35 by nexirae
9 3800 Last Post 02/05/05 at 09:14:39
By: HgMan
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C12: Be3 vs. Bc1 Mac
In a couple of my correspondence games, I have been confronted with 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Bb4 5 e5 h6 6 Bc1.  On the surface, this move looks fairly interesting but not altogether dangerous,...

Started 04/15/05 at 10:20:04 by HgMan
3 2228 Last Post 04/18/05 at 03:40:01
By: memers
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C13: What do you think can you show an improvement
1.e4 e5
2.d4 d5
3.nc3 nf6
4.Bg5 Be7
5.e5 Nfd7
6.h4 Bxg5
7.hxg5 qxg5
8.Nb5 Na6
9.Nh3 Qe7
10.Qg4 f5
11.Qg3 Nf8
12.o-o-o Bd7
13.Nf4 Bxb5
1...

Started 08/11/05 at 18:42:21 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
14 4646 Last Post 08/14/05 at 11:23:30
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C11: 7...cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bc5 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0
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 O-O 10. O-O-O a6 11. h4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5
13.  
After 13.Rh3 (NCO) b4 no matter where the knight mo...

Started 08/26/05 at 23:48:19 by partytrain (Guest)
6 2598 Last Post 09/01/05 at 07:27:20
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C11: This looks Brutal
So i am always trying to go back to the french and i decided to look at my french classical book by Jacobs Today. After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2.
The games i have gone over loo...

Started 10/25/05 at 17:28:26 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
6 2952 Last Post 10/30/05 at 09:55:00
By: Klick
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C11: 5 Nce2 in trouble?
Watson deals effectively with 5 Nce2!? in the Classical French in his excellent latest repertoire work. I've always enjoyed playing the line, but see that Anand and Shirov are hardly using it these da...

Started 05/16/04 at 16:08:01 by IMRichardPalliser
5 3096 Last Post 10/30/05 at 10:15:34
By: Klick
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C11: e4 e6 Nc3 d5 Nf3 Nf6 e5 Nd7 d4 c5 dc!
where are the white players of this line? and what do the french players think about this line and what do your books say?!... im interested.. I have the baker book and ive played this line with some ...

Started 10/09/05 at 20:47:55 by Charles_G
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55 20737 Last Post 11/02/05 at 02:23:33
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C13: In praise of Ivanchuk-Volkov 2005
Make sure you play through the great Ivanchuk-Volkov attacking game if you have interest in the ... gxf6 Burn. GM McDonald covers it in this months update. I watched it live and it was awesome! None o...

Started 10/31/05 at 13:46:04 by notyetagm
5 2934 Last Post 11/03/05 at 00:50:56
By: lnn2
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C01, C12: MacCutcheon Exchange
What - if anything! - do people think of the line 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.exd5!? ?
Given that White doesn't seem to be getting anywhere in the main lines of the MacCutcheon, I am su...

Started 05/07/04 at 03:24:09 by alumbrado
5 2707 Last Post 11/05/05 at 00:44:31
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C10: Guimard Variation
I was wondering is is possible to play 1e4 e6 2d4 d5 3nc3 nc6. I think perhaps if one could they could playa highly original frnench with out the counter attack to the d pawn with c5. It might just be...

Started 10/19/05 at 10:23:54 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
10 3540 Last Post 11/05/05 at 11:52:39
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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 2526 Last Post 11/13/05 at 21:13:25
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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 3178 Last Post 03/04/06 at 05:12:10
By: good knight(Guest) (Guest)
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