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Re: French Defense Update August 2015
Reply #2 - 11/12/16 at 10:41:24
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Interesting game Grin
  
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Re: French Defense Update August 2015
Reply #1 - 09/19/15 at 11:47:28
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I noticed the number of your posts is now 666  Smiley
  

Those who want to go by my perverse footsteps play such pawn structure with fuzzy atypical still strategic orientations

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, stuck in the middlegame with you
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French Defense Update August 2015
09/19/15 at 09:15:41
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I noticed my game against Bart Michiels was discussed by IM John Watson: http://www.chesspublishing.com/content/2/aug15.htm#cla
He mentions that black has played before 12...Rc8 followed by ...cxd4 with queenside pressure, which seems slightly more accurate than the game's 12...a6.
While I have found a game with Rc8, I didn't find one which follows up with cxd4 so I wonder which game John refers to.
Besides after Rc8 white can (should ?) play dxc5 as was done once in the game http://www.365chess.com/view_game.php?g=3792015
I had prepared an improvement on that game (18.c4!) which was mentioned in my blogarticle http://chess-brabo.blogspot.be/2015/06/surprises.html
Finally I also ask myself if John knows below recent top-correspondence game in this line.

There is much more to say but above should be enough to start if interested.
  
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