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Steinitz 4 e5, 4 Bg5, McCutcheon, Alekhine Chatard Attack & Hecht-Reefschlaeger [C10-14]
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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: Chatard-Alekhine Attack revisited
There's an older thread about the White side of the Chatard-Alekhine attack (1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7 5 e5 Nfd7 6 h4), but I was hoping to open a discussion of this variation from the Black...

Started 01/29/05 at 17:05:55 by HgMan
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117 69176 Last Post 12/07/11 at 22:16:03
By: Smyslov_Fan
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C12: 6. Be3 MacCutcheon
6. Be3 against the Mac is becoming popular, as can be seen by two recent NIC yearbook surveys. I don't have both yearbooks myself, but I remember this game being extremely convincing for White:
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Started 12/30/04 at 09:15:23 by lnn2
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By: WSS
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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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By: Smyslov_Fan
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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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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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By: BadPritt
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C12: MacCutcheon
I'm still trying to put together my French repertoire, and I think I'm leaning towards 3 ... Nf6 in response to 3 Nc3.  I like the positions that arise out of the Steinitz (after 4 e5), which I think ...

Started 12/16/04 at 19:26:01 by HgMan
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By: ghenghisclown
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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: Steinitz with 7 ... Qb6
Some time ago, I spent some effort working on this line.  Current books don't do it justice, especially the piece sacrifice, which I think has considerable merit.  I've since moved away from these lin...

Started 03/17/06 at 14:25:35 by HgMan
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By: dom
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C13: Alekhine-Chatard Attack
I'm writing this from the white point of view so my apologies to any French players hoping this would be a refutation!
I've recently started playing this as white. So far I've been playing the Nh...

Started 03/20/04 at 13:53:09 by CraigEvans
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27 28543 Last Post 08/14/13 at 09:22:52
By: TalJechin
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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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By: Michael Ayton
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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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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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C11-C14: French Repertoire Books with ...Nf6?!
Hello,
Im about to take up the french as a defense to 1.e4, and because there is such a big mass of french books out there im looking for some guidance.
I would like to build an repertoire o...

Started 11/17/10 at 16:25:01 by jarr
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By: jarr
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C12-C14: Best variation for black after 4.Bg5?
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5... what answer for black is scoring better? A) 4... de4... 5. ..Be7-- or B) 4...de4 5... Nbd7 C)  MacCutcheon d) 4...Be7Or should we try our luck in  E) the Winawer. I...

Started 01/05/13 at 16:23:43 by Pingudon
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By: BladezII
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C11: More news in the Haldane Hack
It was recently played in a Stoneleigh Cup match (it's a Surrey League competition) by its founder, Robin Haldane of Streatham and Brixton, against WGM/IM Sue Lalic, of Wallington. After 1.e4 e6 2....

Started 03/09/06 at 18:44:00 by Justinhorton(Guest) (Guest)
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By: JonathanB
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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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By: Bibs
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C11: Steinitz options
Hi
After 1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3
I was wondering what are the differences between the options cd4, a6 Qb6 and Be7. In most books I found the first t...

Started 09/27/09 at 12:03:49 by jitb
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By: brabo
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C11: Interesting var in Nc3 Nf6 french
Hi guys!
Since i don't like positions after
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 I started to look for alternatives for white and i found
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd...

Started 02/18/13 at 01:01:13 by Ender
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