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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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C11: Early Be7 Steinitz
I'm preparing for my next opponent(an FM), he is playing an early a6 against Qd2.
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 a6
I'm a subscriber to the fr...

Started 03/26/13 at 13:20:41 by 986
4 4848 Last Post 05/01/13 at 11:08:52
By: 986
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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 4656 Last Post 08/22/06 at 11:23:56
By: 986
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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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By: good knight(Guest) (Guest)
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Death of the Hecht-Reefschlaeger??
GM Luther reckons that this approach with 10.cxd3 and playing for good Knight v bad Bishop is big trouble for Black. Would be interested in thoughts/suggestions etc. as he seems to be on to something ...

Started 08/30/17 at 19:28:14 by ACReed
9 6641 Last Post 09/01/17 at 19:35:03
By: Glenn Snow
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C08: A forgotten line against the Classical
I have for sometime now been persevering with a line against the French Classical which Tim Harding described as obsolete some 35 years ago. The analysis has been mostly from blitz games on the net re...

Started 07/13/14 at 12:48:16 by alnilam
5 7693 Last Post 03/06/15 at 22:57:34
By: Pcal
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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 3286 Last Post 11/05/05 at 00:44:31
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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 3353 Last Post 03/16/09 at 00:27:10
By: Paddy
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C11: Classical French with 4.Bd3!?
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 2064 Last Post 01/29/05 at 16:46:26
By: HgMan
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C13: Alekhine-Chatard Attack Question
I'm interested to hear your thoughts on the following line: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4!? h6 (this move is generally thought to be dubious but I think it may good and I'm not su...

Started 12/04/11 at 09:02:10 by Anonymous3
14 14820 Last Post 04/18/12 at 12:56:13
By: Paddy
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C13: Alekhine-Chatard Attack
I am having trouble figuring out how to meet the Alekhine-Chatard Attack (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6 h4!?) and equalize. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Started 07/31/11 at 07:48:55 by Anonymous3
2 3062 Last Post 07/31/11 at 15:19:50
By: dom
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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 4538 Last Post 11/05/05 at 11:52:39
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 3631 Last Post 10/30/05 at 09:55:00
By: Klick
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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

Started 08/11/05 at 18:42:21 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
14 5905 Last Post 08/14/05 at 11:23:30
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C11-C14: How do I learn Steinitz French for White?
This is my first post here, so go easy on me please! I'm a 2050 FIDE rated player looking to play 3.Nc3 against the French. I'm not too bothered about the Winawer - I'll play Jonny Hector's 4...

Started 01/07/11 at 21:15:21 by befuddled
8 6346 Last Post 01/13/11 at 11:17:15
By: TN
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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 4046 Last Post 12/31/08 at 03:04:02
By: saubhikr
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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 4346 Last Post 12/07/04 at 21:59:59
By: HgMan
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C11:Steinitz: 7... a6, 7....Be7, 7...dxc, 7....Qb6
I'm going to add the french Stenitzl to my openings. Which 7. move would you recommend and why?
thank you!

Started 07/09/09 at 08:56:26 by BlunderKing
6 3824 Last Post 07/10/09 at 06:57:01
By: mcmug123
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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 4414 Last Post 08/18/08 at 18:59:50
By: Chess_Addict
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French Defense Update August 2015
I noticed my game against Bart Michiels was discussed by IM John Watson:
He mentions that black has played before 12...Rc8 followed by

Started 09/19/15 at 09:15:41 by brabo
2 3620 Last Post 11/12/16 at 10:41:24
By: chessfreak
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C12: Free MacCutcheon ebook
I saw this free ebook at Amazon today. I don't know how long it'll be free.
The French MacCutcheon (Chess is Fun)
The au

Started 08/18/12 at 21:09:45 by Carld
8 5943 Last Post 08/20/12 at 18:57:23
By: Carld
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