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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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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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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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By: WSS
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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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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 3076 Last Post 05/03/10 at 23:24:22
By: Paddy
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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 8075 Last Post 01/24/07 at 10:25:11
By: TalJechin
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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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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 5041 Last Post 03/19/07 at 19:31:57
By: JEH
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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 4425 Last Post 08/15/08 at 09:31:02
By: dom
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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 2852 Last Post 02/04/09 at 21:29:55
By: JonathanB
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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 2224 Last Post 08/18/08 at 09:20:33
By: MartinC
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C10: French 3.h6 !?
Hi all,
I found recently a guy playing this line :
1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 h6 !? the waiting move.
while the move seems wasting tempo, but it's far from easy to take immediate a...

Started 06/29/04 at 00:42:51 by Susanto (Guest)
9 5668 Last Post 05/14/18 at 07:47:04
By: Michael Ayton
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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 2791 Last Post 08/14/06 at 08:33:33
By: Strategy_Rules
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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 2175 Last Post 10/27/06 at 23:13:40
By: Strategy_Rules
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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 3399 Last Post 08/25/07 at 09:00:43
By: dom
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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 1372 Last Post 10/28/07 at 14:37:24
By: winawer77
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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
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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C11: Steinitz:  1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd
Ostapbender and I (Smyslov_Fan) will soon begin a practice game in the French Steinitz.  We encourage all of you to help us out!
The initial moves are: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 and Ostap wil...

Started 07/12/06 at 13:05:21 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: MWP
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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 2746 Last Post 01/18/09 at 16:34:02
By: bigbelly
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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
1 2396 Last Post 01/21/13 at 15:43:35
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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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