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The French Defense

  • venkat_narayanan
  • | Feb 22, 2009
  • | 2259 views
  • | 6 comments

The French Defense has a reputation for solidity and resilience, though it can result in a somewhat cramped game for Black in the early stages. Black usually gains counter-attacking possibilities on the queenside while White tends to concentrate on the kingside.

Important contributors of the French defense include Mikhail Botvinnik, Viktor Korchnoi, Aron Nimzowitsch, Tigran Petrosian, Wolfgang Uhlmann, etc.

The French defense is characterised by the moves:-

Comments


  • 5 years ago

    RoyalStraightFlush

    This is the whole article???

  • 5 years ago

    chef_d

    that's it?

  • 5 years ago

    ssin

    great article!

    I feel so confident when facing the french now!

    Thank you!

  • 5 years ago

    jpd303

    thats it...thats the whole article...i only play the french and i was hoping to get a few new lines or insight into tried and true variations! 

  • 5 years ago

    anuj_manerikar

    good opening it is espically the advance variation

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