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The French as White

Of course, this opening must be shown.

One of the oldest, one of the most classic, and one of the most respected openings the chess world has ever seen.

In this blog, the French will be analyzed as white, for the easy reason--if you play it, you know it.

You will learn to defend AND attack, by playing white against it.

1. The best moves are forcing moves

2. Be sure to check out my other articles ;)

The starting position of the French

 Yes, there are many lines after this move, but in this blog, I will tell you of the more common line 

2.d4   d5

3.e5   c5

So now, the most likely move is c3 for white. I matches straight up with c5, defending the attack.

Nf6 then Nf3.

Now the queens come in the game. There is a multitude of moves you can do. It just depends which type of position you like. There are 2 things you can do to find that out.

 

  1. Personal preference
  2. Take my quiz blog--"Which Side Was Made for You?"

I will solely show you the c3 variation because I believe that it is by far my favorite.

...c3 Qb6

You will likely feel pressure to put more defenders, but do not be fooled, you already have enough. Lets put some counter on the queenside to start a great attack

...a3 

I think it feels really innocent at first and very defensive, but we have a great follow up of b4. 

When I play as black (I've been in this position before) I want to err...counter-counter attack :) a5

......a5

no more b4, but that is the eventual idea.

Now there are many more variations spanning from f6 to Nge7, but what you want to do, is castle, don't take onf6 because then he gets center, so let him/her take so you improve YOUR center by taking back with a minor.

Front and center, this is the French as White. Questions? Comments? Please post them below!

Check out my other (five star) articles on the Italian as white, and the fried liver as black!

Comments


  • 4 months ago

    Pureknowledge14

    dat wut gonna happen froggert

  • 4 months ago

    chiragrjain

    dat wuz weird

  • 4 months ago

    chiragrjain

    we all look at visconde and pk14 as their comments get intense. OHHHHH! And Visconde asks PK14 in a challenging way if he wants to "take it outside, into Google+""!!!!!!! And PK14 accepts in a rude and impudent manner !! And then they both come and beat me up!!! OH CRAP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 months ago

    Pureknowledge14

    its wut samt123 did

  • 4 months ago

    Visconde

    you know what, back off pk (too negative) Undecided

  • 4 months ago

    Pureknowledge14

    well mr.spaggetti sauce... it has positional and unpositional points

  • 4 months ago

    Visconde

    Maybe he didn't play many people, and got overrated pk

  • 4 months ago

    Pureknowledge14

    the guy played like a 1500 though

  • 4 months ago

    chiragrjain

    it also proves how USCF can make such disgusting rting adjusments, and make some 1200 guy into a 1800 guy, and make people like PK14 have fake pride. PK14 I know you know that deep inside, but u know what, bragging rights are always fun to have!!!!

  • 4 months ago

    Visconde

    Good job pk14, this proves that this 1800 is still stupid because he didn't know how to play correctly. Even 1800s make mistakes

  • 4 months ago

    Pureknowledge14

    i beat a 1800 in the mid-american open in the advanced Laughing

    thats why.......

    i prefer playing a strange line after the advanced

  • 4 months ago

    Visconde

    The French is revolutionary!!

  • 4 months ago

    chiragrjain

    Idiotic gokul

  • 4 months ago

    Pureknowledge14

    unlike the guy who has an isolated D-pawn

  • 4 months ago

    Pureknowledge14

    ... dude no one plays the french, i have a refutation for the advanced

  • 5 months ago

    Visconde

    well geez chirag, that version is so plain. you need to play with more snaz. I know you play like that.

  • 5 months ago

    chiragrjain

    visconde, you could have just said that you are going to look at the Advanced Variation.

    here's a better line for the Variation that you could put in your blog:

    1. e4 e6

    2. d4 d5

    3. e5 c5

    4. c3 Nc6

    5. Nf3 Qb6

    6. a3 Nh6

    7. b4 cxd4

    8. cxd4 Nf5

    9. Bd2 Bb7

    10. g4

    or else on move 4 

    4. c3 Qb6

    5. Nf3 Nc6

    6. Bd3(also Be2, Bd2, a3, and Bb2(main line is Bb2)

     

    consider these for further analysis

  • 5 months ago

    Visconde

    Also, I kinda need your help on deciding on this position in another blog.....

    Chess position: Chances or None?

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