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The exchange variation in the French Defense is considered to be drawish. But not in this game!
I am a regular player of french defense. and i love it, i always get wins against my level-rated players. I always go for advance variations, but don't quite know how to deal with Exchange Variation, so I came up with my own line, would like to share it.
The Idea behind is to transpose the position back to advance variation. what do you think? any ideas?
Hey Jim im a french player,,, so if my analysis serves me right i should watch out for the exchange variation? usually i play amateur chess,, and if someone comes with the excahnge variation on my board i end up with a drawish game.,, -.-"
Nice game, Jim! I played through it 3 times... I see you don't like your Knights: 13. Ne5! & 19.Nc5!
I went to see your blog and it is interesting, to say the least. I have added you to my favorites, but I will add a link at my blog. I studied the French for a little bit. I need to study the exchange variation some more. I have always played the Advance variation, but I decided to stop after I played it badly against a 2300 player a couple of months ago. May be I need to go the Exchange Way.
JimWestJames WestKearny, NJ, United States
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