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Re: Classical French with 4.Bd3!?
Reply #2 - 01/29/05 at 16:46:26
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Psakhis doesn't think much of 4 Bd3 and gives: 4 Bd3 c5 5 exd5 Nxd5 6 Nf3 cxd4 7 Nb5 Nc6 8 Nbxd4 Nxd4 9 Nxd4 Nb4 10 0-0 Nxd3 11 Qxd3 Be7 12 Bf4 0-0 13 Rad1 Qb6 as equal.  Frankly, I'd almost prefer a more strategic game, particularly if you have prepared a particular line.
  

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Re: Classical French with 4.Bd3!?
Reply #1 - 01/21/05 at 13:35:21
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1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bd3 c5 5.Nf3 cxd4 (5...c4 6.Be2 dxe4  [6...Bb4 with the idea 7.e5 Ne4 8.Bd2 Nxd2 9.Qxd2 0-0]  7.Ne5! Bd6?!  [7...Be7!?]  8.0-0 a6 9.Nxc4 h6?!  [9...0-0!?]  10.f3! exf3 11.Bxf3 Bxh2?? 12.Kxh2 h5  [if 12...Qc7 13.Ne5]  13.Bf4 Ng4 14.Kg1 g5 15.Be5 Rg8 16.Bxg4 hxg4 17.Ne4 Nd7 18.Qxg4 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Kf8 20.Rad1 Qe7 21.Nf5 1-0, Lasker-Marshall, 1907)  6.Nxd4 e5?  (6...Nc6 7.Bb5 Bd7 8.exd5 exd5 9.0-0 Be7 10.Be3 0-0 =, Lasker-Bogolyubov, 1934)  7.Nf3 dxe4 (7...d4!?) 8.Bb5 9.Nxe5 Bb4 10.Qd4! Bxc3 11.Qxc3 0-0 12.0-0 Qe7 13.Bxd7 14.Bg5 Bb5? (A decisive mistake.  14...Bf5 was playable.) 15.Ng4! Rac8 16.Qg3 Kh8 17.Qh4 Rc6 18.Rfe1 Re6 19.Re3 Qc5 20.Nxf6 Qf5 21.g4!, 1-0, Bogolyubov-Donner, 1951.

The above is from "French Defense: New and Forgotten Ideas" by Nikolay Minev.  I believe a updated second edition has been done since the original 1988 book.
  
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C11: Classical French with 4.Bd3!?
01/21/05 at 09:51:03
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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 strategical game. Can u provid me with some ideas after 4..c5 5.Nf3. My computer cannot really help me!
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